/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CSA to Host Virtual Media Briefing on Asteroid Mission/

LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug.16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - 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.



August 25, 2016


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, MDA

Tim Haltigin, OLA Mission Manager, Canadian Space Agency


To join the briefing, click here

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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SOURCE Canadian Space Agency

For further information: Canadian Space Agency, Media Relations Office, Telephone: 450-926-4370, Website: http://asc-csa.gc.ca, Email: ASC.Medias-Media.CSA@asc-csa.gc.ca


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