Asteroid Sampling Spacecraft Ready For Environmental Tests

Credit: Artist's rendition of Osiris-Rex: NASA
HOUSTON – With assembly complete, NASA’s Lockheed Martin-built Osiris-Rex spacecraft, the centerpiece for a $1.07 billion asteroid sample return mission, will undergo five months of environmental testing ahead of its planned September 2016 launch. The testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.