Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection
The highly anticipated sample collection is a culmination of nearly two years of surveying Bennu and rehearsing the operation.
“The sample collection portion of the mission requires our engines to perform with extremely high precision with no room for error,” said
The departure window for OSIRIS-REx to return to Earth opens in
The propulsion suite on OSIRIS-REx is comprised of the following engines: four 60-lbf MR-107S, six 5-lbf MR-106L, 16 1-lbf MR-111G, and two 0.1-lbf MR-401. All 28 engines on OSIRIS-REx were developed at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s facility in
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Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.