The Nasa space probe Osiris-Rex has achieved more than two years after its launch, the asteroid Bennu. “Relieved, proud and eager to begin exploring,” tweeted the lead scientist Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona. As planned, the probe flew up to 19 kilometers to the asteroid. More than 650 million kilometres they travelled since its launch in September 2016 from the spaceport in the American Cape Canaveral. Scientists hope the Mission of new knowledge about the origins of the universe.
The spacecraft is scheduled to fly in the coming days, closer to Bennu. In the orbit of the asteroid Osiris-Rex is expected to come on 31. December. So close no probe’s ever come to such a small celestial body. The Asteroid has a diameter of 500 meters, could come to the earth in more than 150 years. Even though the impact risk is very low, is one of the Nasa Bennu to the most dangerous of the currently known asteroids.
the Name of The Nasa probe, Osiris-Rex, short for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. The probe will now spend about a year in order to study Bennu, and to find a suitable place to get a sample.
The probe is the first U.S. airline body, has made on the way to an asteroid, and a sample back to send. Everything goes according to Plan, will approach to about six feet long and 2,100-kilogram probe in 2020 Bennu so that you can sample from 60 to 2,000 grams using a three-Meter-long Arms. 2023 to return a capsule with the sample to earth. Almost a billion dollars has cost the Mission.
were collected, The project will bring the largest number of samples since the Apollo missions in the Sixties and seventies, where the moon stones.