Media Advisory Article from  Canadian Space Agency

CSA to Host Virtual Media Briefing on Asteroid Mission

August 16, 2016 - Longueuil, Quebec - Canadian Space Agency

On August 25, 2016, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will host a virtual technical briefing on Canada's role in OSIRIS-REx, the first NASA-led mission to return an asteroid sample to Earth.

Scheduled to launch on September 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx will help answer fundamental questions about how our solar system formed, how life began and how we can avoid asteroid impacts with Earth.

The CSA's contribution to the mission is an advanced laser system known as the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA).

The briefing will be followed by a question period for the media.

11:00 a.m. (EDT) Virtual technical briefing on the OSIRIS-REx mission
  • Heather Enos, Deputy Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx, University of Arizona
  • Michael Daly, Lead Instrument Scientist and Canadian Science Team Lead, OSIRIS-REx, York University
  • Cameron Dickinson, OLA Technical Lead, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd
  • Tim Haltigin, OLA Mission Manager, Canadian Space Agency

To join the briefing

When registering for the session, please follow this format:

First name
Last name – Media affiliation
Email address

For more information about the OSIRIS-Rex mission, click here.

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