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Upcoming Milestones for OSIRIS-REx Mission

A discussion with the mission's image processing lead scientist.

Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu

About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.

OSIRIS-REx is Arriving at Asteroid Bennu Monday

The UA-led mission will begin orbital operations after the spacecraft's initial journey of more than two years.

Earth's Gravity to Slingshot Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Target Friday

Maneuver uses Earth's gravity rather than fuel to put OSIRIS-REx on course.

UA Space Programs to Launch 'Asteroid Day' 2017 Stream

OSIRIS-REx, Catalina Sky Survey lead off programming.

UA to Get Early Sample of Asteroid for Study

The material should give a glimpse into the history of Bennu, and of the universe.

OSIRIS-REx Takes Photo of Jupiter, 3 Moons

UA-led mission testing out its cameras in search of Trojan asteroids.

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft 'Aces' Its First Deep-Space Maneuver

Engines fired to set up gravity assist for the UA-led mission's spacecraft.

OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Fires Engine in Space

Deep-space maneuver directs the UA-led spacecraft back toward Earth

Year-End: Space Missions Topped Arizona Science News

Science reporter Sara Hammond looks back at discovery and destinations.

On Way to Bennu, OSIRIS-REx Looks for 'Trojan' Asteroids

The rare objects are hidden from view of Earth's telescopes.

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft, Instruments Healthy

Asteroid mission science instruments send back data from space.

OSIRIS-REx, Cruising, Sends First Photos of Journey

University of Arizona mission's spacecraft is healthy as it speeds at more than 12K mph.

OSIRIS-REx Launch Threatened for a Time by SpaceX Explosion

Quick work by Air Force saved University of Arizona spacecraft.

UA's OSIRIS-REx Launch: 'We Got It Exactly Perfect'

University of Arizona asteroid mission spacecraft begins multi-year journey to asteroid.

Hours Remain to Scheduled Launch of OSIRIS-REx

Mission leaders expect success in launch that will start 7-year journey.

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