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Mapping Asteroid Bennu: OSIRIS-REx for communicators

Monday, June 04, 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx mission began its seven-year journey to bring a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth.

This August, the spacecraft will be close enough to take its first images of the asteroid. Starting in December, OSIRIS-REx will use its made-in-Canada scanning lidar—the most sophisticated ever sent into space—to map the asteroid and help sleuth out the best site to collect a sample that will return to Earth in 2023. 

Join the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to learn more about these upcoming mission milestones, Canada’s contribution, and ways to engage your audience in this exciting space adventure! 

No need to register. Simply click on the appropriate link below to connect with the CSA on the day of the event.

English webinar

Date: August 1, 2018   Time: 1 p.m. ET


French webinar

Date: August 1, 2018   Time: 11 a.m. ET


Please note that this webinar will be recorded and made available upon request at

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