On Monday, the US space probe Osiris-Rex left the orbit of the asteroid Bennu. Last year, it began collecting dust samples from the asteroid and began its long journey back to Earth. Mission leader Dante Lauretta said in a NASA video: “The Osiris-Rex desert will arrive in the desert on September 24, 2023.”
Now, Osiris-Rex (Osiris-Rex) is leaving Bennu to go home at 600 miles per hour. The thruster made a seven-minute accident-free flight, placed the probe on the correct trajectory, and traveled 1.4 billion miles (2.3 billion kilometers). It carries the largest sample of asteroid dust and debris weighing more than 60 grams.
Tomorrow, our @NASASolarSystem OSIRIS-REx mission departs asteroid Bennu, carrying a sample of rocks & dust for return to Earth. Set a reminder to watch live at 4pm ET as the spacecraft begins its journey home: https://t.co/L4alRfju1k#ToBennuAndBack pic.twitter.com/68uLNEYv7e
— NASA (@NASA) May 9, 2021
To achieve this goal, NASA launched a high-risk operation in October 2020: the probe made contact with the asteroid for a few seconds and exploded. To achieve this goal, NASA launched a high-risk operation in October 2020.
Draining compressed nitrogen to upgrade the bus Lauretta said NASA’s surprise is that the probe’s arm sank a few centimeters into the asteroid’s surface, which indicates that the scientists “the surface of these gravel asteroids is very little consolidated”.
A few days later, when NASA realized that the value of the collection module had not been closed, the debris escaped into space and almost did not leave any missions. However, these precious cargoes were finally secured after being transferred to the space capsule fixed in the center of the spacecraft.
In two and a half years, the capsule will be launched a few hours before entering Earth’s atmosphere, slowed down using a parachute system, and then transported to NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
The agency said that in Houston, 75% of the sites will be intact for the next generation to use advanced, untapped technology for research. He promoted the formation of the solar system and the development of the earth as a habitable planet.