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Name DDT_lorourke_16
Title Herschel Observation of OSIRIS-REx Asteroid target – 1999 RQ36


DOI 10.5270/esa-6objmu6
Author o.rourke, l.
Description On May 25th this year, NASA announced the selection of OSIRIS-REx as part of its New Frontiers Programme. The OSIRIS-REx mission will be launched in September, 2016, fly by the Earth for a gravity assist in September, 2017, and encounter the carbonaceous asteroid 1999 RQ36 in November, 2019. Proximity operations at the asteroid last through March 2021, acquiring up to 60 g sample of its surface material. The Sample Return Capsule shall return to the Earth surface on September 25, 2023.
Publication Physical properties of OSIRIS-REx target asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36. Derived from Herschel, VLT- VISIR, and Spitzer observations . Müller T. G. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 548, id.A36, 9 pp. . 548 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201220066 . 2012A&A...548A..36M ,
Surface thermophysical properties determination of OSIRIS-REx target asteroid (101955) Bennu . Yu LiangLiang et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 452, Issue 1, p.368-375 . 452 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stv1270 . 2015MNRAS.452..368Y ,
Instrument PACS_PacsPhoto_largeScan
Temporal Coverage 2011-09-09T19:01:12Z/2011-09-09T20:57:25Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2012-03-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-09T00:00:00Z, DDT_lorourke_16, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6objmu6