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Thread: OSIRIS-REx Did One Last Close Flyby of Asteroid Bennu. Itís Almost Time to Come Home

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    OSIRIS-REx Did One Last Close Flyby of Asteroid Bennu. Itís Almost Time to Come Home

    After more than two years in orbit around asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is ready to come home. It’s bringing with it a pristine sample of space rocks that geologists here on Earth are eager to study up close. The sample will arrive in September 2023, but we won’t have to wait nearly that long …
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    OSIRIS-REx will need until April 13 to transmit downlink all data and new images of Bennu's surface taken during the flyby. It uses Deep Space Network antennas in conjunction with other missions such as Mars Perseverance, and typically receives 4-6 hours of downlink per day.

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