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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:36 PM
Canada Contributes to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission
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.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001