Atlas V OSIRIS-REX Launch info and paper model

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Here is the information for the launch of the AtlasV OSIRIS-REX mission. Let’s go bring back a piece of an asteroid!

OSIRIS-REx’s key science objectives include:
• Return and analyze a sample of Bennu’s surface
• Map the asteroid
• Document the sample site
• Measure the orbit deviation caused by non-gravitational forces (the Yarkovsky effect)
• Compare observations at the asteroid to ground-based observations

Website: http://www.asteroidmission.org/

Watch Live: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Launch Window: September 8, 2016 – 7:05 – 9:05pm eastern
Launch location: SLC-41 Cape Canaveral

AXM has just released a wonderful 1/96 scale paper model build in advance of the launch.
You can get it here

You can also download a 3-D model of the Bennu asteroid

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