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Apr

23

2017

Dr. Steve Chesley

The Osiris Rex sample-return mission to the asteroid Bennu, a probable source of carbonaceous chondrites

Location: Geology 3656
Time: 2:30PM

The Osiris Rex mission was launched in September 2016. It will rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spend 1.5 years mapping the surface. It will then sample the surface and return 60-2000 g to the Earth in 2023. It is the first US asteroid sampling mission.