Atlas V launches Osiris-Rex mission on way to sample asteroid

by | Sep 9, 2016 | exploration, Launches, NASA, Satellites | 0 comments

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 411 rocket carrying the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, for NASA, lifted off from the Space Launch Complex-41 pad of Cape Canaveral at 1105 GMT on 8 September 2016. The OSIRIS-REx sample return spacecraft was launched into a hyperbolic trajectory away from Earth, where it will begin a seven-year mission to return a sample from the asteroid Bennu.

 

 

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