Press Release: France-United States space cooperation - Launch of OSIRIS-REx mission

The OSIRIS-REx mission was launched Friday 9 September at 01:05 from the Cape Canaveral base in Florida, on board an Atlas V launcher. The mission probe will rendezvous with asteroid Bennu in August 2018 to conduct a detailed study of this small near-Earth object then perform a rapid “Touch-and-Go” in order to take samples and return them to Earth in 2023.
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