Canadian technology plays critical role in the selection of final sample site on asteroid Bennu
Longueuil, Quebec, — , after a year spent studying asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team will reveal the final sample collection site.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) contributed the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) to this mission. It played a critical role in helping mission scientists identify and select the best sample site by scanning the asteroid's surface to create high-resolution 3D maps.
The CSA's experts are available to talk about this exciting announcement and the next steps leading up to the sampling on Bennu, scheduled for summer . The sample will then be returned to Earth in . Thanks to the CSA's contribution to the mission, Canada will receive a portion of the returned sample.
Media representatives are invited to watch this NASA announcement and to contact the CSA media relations team to speak with our experts.
|1:00 p.m. ET||Announcement of OSIRIS-REx's final sample site on asteroid Bennu||OSIRIS-REx mission representatives||Streaming on NASA TV|
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