OSIRIS-REx: Tesat amplifiers fly to Bennu

OSIRIS REx

Using an Atlas-V rocket and on board the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx amplifiers made by Tesat-Spacecom make themselves tomorrow on the way to the asteroid Bennu. After New Horizons and Juno, OSIRIS-REx is the third spacecraft of the New Frontiers Program of NASA. The aim of the OSIRIS-REx mission is to collect samples and return them to Earth. More precisely, the probe shall gather around 60 grams of regolith, "non-earthly loose material on the surface of asteroids", with its arm, store it safely and bring it back to Earth.

The amplifiers from Tesat care during the circa 6.5 years long mission (3 years outbound flight, 2 years collecting, 1.5 years return flight) for the smooth transfer of radio signals.

For further information follow this link: http://www.nasa.gov/osiris-rex

 

IMAGE SOURCE: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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