NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample return mission to be launched by Atlas V 411

by | Aug 6, 2013 | Uncategorised | 0 comments

NASA has  announced that it has selected a United Launch Alliance (ULA)-operated Atlas V 411 launch vehicle to launch its  Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS REx) asteroid sample-return  mission.  The mission is scheduled to be  launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida in 2016. The Atlas V411 launch vehicle uses an unusual configuration in having a 4m diameter payload fairing and a single solid rocket booster.

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