The Osiris Rex Sample-return Mission to the Asteroid Bennu

Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Geology Building - Room 3656

Meteorite Gallery Lecture Series

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
(310) 825-2015

Additional Information

The Osiris Rex mission was launched in September 2016. It will rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spend 1.5 years mapping the surface. It will then sample the surface and return 60-2000 g to the Earth in 2023. It is the first US asteroid sampling mission.

Dr. Steve Chesley is a senior research scientist at JPL. His research interests include precision orbit estimation and trajectory prediction for asteroids and comets and the Yarkovsky effect on asteroids.

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