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Canada Contributes to Asteroid Mission

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

Canada Contributes to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission


www.nasa.gov said:

Today, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced a significant contribution to NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission.

Canada’s contribution to the mission is the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA), a sophisticated laser-based mapping system. The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter will be used to create unprecedented 3-D maps of asteroid Bennu to help the mission team select a site from which to collect a sample.

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