10 Minutes About the OSIRIS-REx Mission – World Space Week Talk

Tim Haltigin, Planetary Senior Mission Scientist at the Canadian Space Agency talks about the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu as part of World Space Week. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is celebrating World Space Week by holding a series of lectures including this one on the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu.

In this the second of three short lectures designed to be under 15 minutes, Tim Haltigin, Planetary Senior Mission Scientist, talks about the ongoing OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu in which Canada is providing the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter or OLA. The OLA instrument will create a critical 3-D map of asteroid Bennu’s shape as well as assisting with spacecraft navigation.

There is one last CSA lecture today which will be broadcast on Facebook. SpaceQ will post the last lecture tomorrow.

The first CSA lecture was broadcast last Friday on the RADARSAT Constellation Mission.

STRATOS – Using stratospheric balloons to test technologies
Date: October 10, 2018

1:00 p.m. ET – French
2:00 p.m. ET – English

Lecture by Steve Montminy, Manager, Projects/Programs Portfolio, CSA

Also, last week, astronaut David Saint-Jacques also participated in World Space Week by doing a virtual Q&A with thousands of students across Canada.

OSIRIS-REx mission infographic. Credit: Canadian Space Agency. (Click to enlarge)

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