ASI celebrates the arrival of the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft at the asteroid Bennu. ASI is proud to have supported this groundbreaking asteroid sample return mission from the beginning by providing GNC design and analysis through all phases of development.

The OSIRIS-Rex arrival marks the beginning of the science phase. The science operations team at the University of Arizona uses ASI’s spacecraft simulation product, STK SOLIS, to plan the mapping of the asteroid surface and verify sequences prior to executing them on-board the spacecraft.