New Software Traces OSIRIS-REx’s Complex Route to Asteroid Bennu
- Jamie Ayque for Nature World News September 15th, 2016
- Source: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/28756/20160915/new-software-traces-osiris-rex-complex-route-asteroid-bennu.htm
A new software tracing the route of NASA's asteroid mission was recently previewed at the American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) Hayden Planetarium.
A simulation of the OSIRIS-REX spacecraft's planned orbit of asteroid Bennu was shown in a special presentation on Sept. 12. The visualization was created in OpenSpace, an open-source platform that visualizes space missions in 3D funded by NASA. It provides the public with a view of the processes and space objects from different perspectives.