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See & read about the Launch -
LIFTOFF! of the
NASA Asteroid Sample Return Mission
T minus "28...25...Status Check”
“Go Atlas V.” “Go Centaur.”
* The Launch of the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft.
Picture credit: United Launch Alliance (ULA) and NASA.
Reference: Dante Lauretta (@DSLauretta) | https://twitter.com/DSLauretta
OSIRIS-REx, is an acronym for:
Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer
Our Launch EXPERIENCE!
Here is what we saw, heard, felt, and experienced
– the joyful emotions of the Launch of the NASA Spacecraft!
Click this document's blue underlined LINKS
to enjoy the experience and
to know more about the impact of the Launch.
(PDF file format)
NASA and YouTube videos
of actual Launch
8 September 2016
Choose from three Levels of Launch Videos:
2. Medium Duration
3. Complete Pre-Launch, Launch, and Post-Launch
1. Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx - Spacecraft countdown from 10 seconds.
Short 2 Minutes 36 Seconds version.
CLICK >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULfQdFY9PQM
2. For FULL Spacecraft launch, starting with 28 second countdown.
1 Hour total video length focused
on successful Spacecraft launch.
CLICK >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ1kFWahvrw
3. For complete Spacecraft launch and info thru successful orbiting.
3 Hours video length - starts with detailed check-off lists.
(Go to 2:09:00 for actual liftoff.)
First 2 hours also contains:
pre tests, Spacecraft move to launch-pad, & fascinating
interviews with NASA Engineers and Management.
The ending shows Control Rooms during actual launch sequence.
CLICK >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtjFKaBpdvY
After the Successful Launch
Celebration! Post-Launch Video Press Conference
- (Credit: NASA-TV) -
joyful Spacecraft Engineers & Management.
Latest Status of Spacecraft since its 8 Sept 2016 launch
Note: status as of 26 June 2017
(almost 10 months after Launch date)
From: OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Team
OSIRIS-REx Current Distance from Earth:
over 38.5 million miles (62.5 million km)
as it passes Earth to get a gravity assist
to increase speed and 6 degrees inclination.
over 472 million miles (761 million km)
Speed relative to Earth:
> 7,000 mph (11 km/s)
Speed relative to Sun:
> 15,000 mph (24 km/s)
Distance from Sun:
1.22 AU with no issues.
One-way Light Time from Earth:
Upon successful return above Earth to release its Asteroid Sample in 2023, this Spacecraft will have travelled over 4.4 billion miles!
For the latest "space map" of the locations and orbits of Earth, OSIRIS-REx and Bennu:
* Dante Lauretta (Picture credit: NASA, https://dslauretta.com/)
“You all will be glad to know we got everything just exactly perfect.”
"Our @OSIRISREx spacecraft passed its instrument check and is on its way to asteroid Bennu."
"We Have a Healthy Spacecraft"
(11 Nov 2016 Report):
. Orbit and trajectory (animation)
. MapCam star navigation images (photos)
. Sample Return Capsule (photo in space)
. Deployment in space (video from rocket)
Twitter Links, CLICK >>>
Facebook Link, CLICK >>>
NEW NEW NEWS
Completed Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search around the L4 Earth-sun Lagrange Point on Feb. 20. Although no new Earth Trojans were discovered, the spacecraft’s camera operated flawlessly and demonstrated that it could image objects two magnitudes dimmer than originally expected.
For other recent NASA information sheets
Everything you ever wanted to know
about the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
but did not know how to ask >
...Mission (Updates, Profile, Objectives, Flexibility)
...Spacecraft (Overview, Instruments, Sample Collection/Return)
...Asteroid Bennu, OSIRIE-REx BLOG
From The Week (theweek.com)
"The odyssey of OSIRIS-REx"
by David W. Brown
This is an excellent article re:
...History of this Mission
For more information from NASA about the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Mission
of complete Asteroid Sample Return Mission Spacecraft
from Launch until Mission Completion.
PRE-LAUNCH SPACE NEWS
ABOUT OSIRIS-REX -
NASA space program managers
discuss details and demonstrate
functions of their Spacecraft
(which also carries artwork & this special eBook)
An exciting YouTube video copy of the broadcast briefing <<< CLICK
by NASA & contractor managers on 17 August 2016
in Washington D.C. Headquarters
(59 minutes originally by NASA-TV)
- Asteroid sample return Mission details showing
Spacecraft preparation, instruments, and animation
of future functions at asteroid by the OSIRI-REX satellite.
For more information go to Google.com or BING and search by entering:
NASA OSIRIS REx Mission
NASA sent over 7,000 artworks
including this eBook
onboard this OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
which successfully launched
on 8 September 2016
CLICK>>> HERE to read the PDF
of the Introduction and English eBook
Artwork for the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
submitted to NASA by Ken Kozy.
It includes a brief description of
7-Dimensional eCommunication Concepts.
IT IS ONBOARD THE SPACECRAFT!
For this FREE eBook
in a special version also
including over 100 Multi-Dimensional
Music - Hymn performed by Carrie Underwood
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