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Atlas V Selected For Asteroid Mission

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

NASA Selects Launch Services Contract for OSIRIS-REx Mission


www.nasa.gov said:

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Englewood, Colo. to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.

The OSIRIS-REx mission is scheduled to launch in September 2016 aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

NASA's total cost to launch OSIRIS-REx is apporixmately $183.5 million, including payload processing, integrated services, telemetry and other launch support requirements.

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