NASA prepares to collect asteroid samples next week on the Deep Space OSIRIS-Rex mission

NASA currently has an orbiter orbiting an asteroid Bennu about 200 million miles from Earth, and a live stream will be attempting next week to collect samples from its surface.

IR Series-Rex (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), this mission was developed to help improve our understanding of the planets and the dangers of impact to study how life began on the planet and the universe. After a two-year long journey from deep space, Bennu’s surface has been extensively studied by orbit since arriving in 2018 in preparation for its historic mission. If successful, the spacecraft will land on the planet and collect samples of 2.1 nuns that will return to our planet in 2023.

“Bennu contains the material of the early solar system and may be the nuclear precursor to life and the oceans of the Earth’s oceans,” said NASA, detailing the live stream. “The asteroid is as tall as the Empire State Building and could potentially threaten the Earth by the end of the next century, likely to affect our planet during one of its closest approaches – શક્યતા 2,700.”

A live webcast of the NASA event on Tuesday, October 20, will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Press briefings and other social media activities will be held on 19 October at 1pm EDT.

The OSIRIS-Rex, which is about 20 feet long and 10 feet high with its solar panels extended, has a two-part system to collect a sample of its planet. First, the Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TSGASAM) is a robotic arm attached to a model head that extends to the surface to collect regolith. Second, the Sample Return Capsule (SRC) acts as a container with a heat shield and parachute that will both protect the planet’s regolith and enable re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The mission is the first of its kind for NASA. Its predecessor is Japan’s Haibusa mission, which returned in 2010 with a sample of its planet.

NASA has been working with its deep space mission for the last one decade. Most recently, the agency’s Insight Lander has been making progress by studying “Marsquakes” since it landed on Mars in 2018. The new Mars rover, Perseverance, is heading to the red planet, where it will collect its own samples to return from the surface. On earth in future missions. That mission also includes the first rotary craft experiment that will attempt a flight to another planet.

Another mission similar to the OSIRIS-Rex is NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft, which was to be launched in July 2021 on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The dart will crash into the asteroid Didymos in 2022, and the European Space Agency will depart for orbiter. Asteroids in 2023 to study the effects of the phenomenon on space objects. The collected data will help to plan the conservation of the planets by providing detailed analysis from the real-time asteroid deflection experiment of the lectern.