MISSION # 2021
At Stage III it is planned to start the selection of students who will have the opportunity to participate in the international classes of The Asteroid Mission in the United States scheduled for 2021.
FASE III - SAMPLING BENNU - TAGSAM
In July 2020, once the sample site is selected, OSIRIS-REx will move into position to collect a sample of Bennu's surface material.
The Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) consists of a robotic arm with an attached sampler head.
The total change in velocity is just over 20 cm/s (0.45 mph), miniscule compared to the large maneuvers required to arrive and depart from the asteroid vicinity.
The encounter culminates in the touch-and-go maneuver at a velocity of 10 cm/s (0.22 mph) to collect the sample.