NASA will launch two new asteroid missions to find out more about the origin of the Solar System. The missions called Lucy and Psyche will launch in 2021 and 2023.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx will not only collect samples from asteroid Bennu but it will also scan outer space for "Trojan" asteroids or constant planet companions.
NASA’s first asteroid return mission OSIRIS-REx will be multitasking during its journey to asteroid Bennu and search for rare and elusive Trojan asteroids.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx will be able to see asteroid Bennu using three robotic eyes. The images will be sent to Earth for analysis while scientists wait for asteroid samples to arrive on Earth in 2023.
A laser-based remote-sensing equipment called lidar, which is used in observing planets, moons and asteroids, could provide help archaeologists in finding fossils and bones hidden below Earth’s surface.
NASA moves forward with Asteroid Redirect Mission by testing its robotic capture system prototype with a mock asteroid boulder.
Conspiracy theorists claim that the end of the world is near and that even NASA is preparing for it by launching the asteroid-mapping probe using the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
The asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx fired its thrusters for the first time to prepare it for the journey to asteroid Bennu.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sampling mission has successfully captured “first-light” images in space after acing initial instrument check.
NASA's asteroid hunter spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is working perfectly well after engineers activated all scientific instruments onboard and performed systems check.
NASA is planning to launch an Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to improve Earth's "planetary defense techniques" in case of an impending asteroid collision.
A new software maps the complicated route NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has to take to reach the asteroid Bennu and collect samples to return to Earth.
NASA’s asteroid-sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will descend on asteroid Bennu with help from the Canadian Space Agency’s lidar altimeter, which is crucial to the spacecraft’s landing.
Lockheed Martin devised a way for OSIRIS-REx to successfully collect asteroid samples in microgravity.