Final week the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft grabbed material from the surface of an asteroid, however scientists report it grabbed a lot that the collector head appears to be leaking small particles. At the moment NASA announced it’s transferring up plans to safe what it grabbed. The maneuver was initially scheduled to happen on November 2nd, however now they’re going to do it tomorrow.
Tomorrow, the OSIRIS-REx mission will start the method to stow its plentiful pattern of asteroid Bennu. It’s just a few days sooner than initially anticipated, however the staff is working onerous to ensure we get each little bit of Bennu we presumably can. Extra particulars: https://t.co/b7Wnoz219q pic.twitter.com/PXIlkZhnzi
— NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (@OSIRISREx) October 26, 2020
It would take a number of days for the Contact-And-Go Pattern Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) arm to deposit its collector head right into a capsule on the spacecraft, because the total course of is managed manually and it’s so distant from the Earth that indicators take over 18 minutes to transmit a method.
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