NASA’s Asteroid-Sampling Mission on Track for Next Year Written 18 October 2022


The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, enclosed in a payload fairing | Credit: NASA

SPACE reports, “The spacecraft at the center of NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has altered its trajectory in preparation for its return to Earth next year. On Sept. 21 OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its thrusters for 30 seconds for a course correction.” This is the first time the craft has changed course since leaving the space rock on May 10 of last year.
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