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OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS): Eyes of the Asteroid Explorer
Added Sep 1, 2016 | Rate View top rated
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft contains five instruments to explore the asteroid Bennu, each of which provides important information for the mission. The OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) consists of three cameras that were built at the University of Arizona: PolyCam, MapCam, and SamCam. These cameras will “see” asteroid Bennu as the spacecraft first approaches it. OCAMS will then provide global image mapping and sample site imaging and characterization. Finally, OCAMS will record the entire sampling event during the touch-and-go (TAG) maneuver.
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