OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go Camera System (TAGCAMS)

The Touch-and-Go Camera System (TAGCAMS) consists of three wide-field camera heads and a digital video recorder (DVR).  Two of the cameras, the NavCams, will image the asteroid Bennu and background stars as the spacecraft nears the asteroid, to support optical navigation of the spacecraft relative to the asteroid.  The third camera, StowCam, will image the transfer of the sample collected from Bennu's surface from the sample collector to the Earth-return sample capsule. 

 
Selection: February 2014 Launch: September 2016 Camera Status: completed

 

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