Welcome to the REXIS web site at CfA
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled for launch in September 2016. It will cruise to the asteroid for approximately three years. Upon arrival at the asteroid in late 2019, the spacecraft will collect data to produce a detailed map of the surface from various orbits and distances. In early 2020, the spacecraft will land on the asteroid for sample collection. Up to three sampling attempts can be made. After sampling, the spacecraft will begin its cruise back to Earth with sample retrieval expected in 2023.