Comecer isolator to guarantee asepsis for asteroid sample analysis
Comecer DF Siena studied, designed, and built an isolator with unique systems with a low release of molecular contaminants
Comecer is happy to report that it is again involved in an important space exploration project with our ultra-aseptic isolators, after building one for the Mars Rover assembly.
This time it is for the OSIRIS-Rex NASA project. OSIRIS-Rex is an acronym for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, a spacecraft to retrieve asteroid samples.
The spacecraft was launched on September 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral. After more than two years it arrived at the 101955 Bennu asteroid, it surveyed the asteroid and on October 20, 2020, it collected samples using a robotic arm. The samples were placed in a return capsule that is now on its way back to earth for analysis at the Johnson Space Center. It should arrive on September 25, 2023, completing the seven-year mission.
What is Comecer’s contribution to this project?
Comecer DF Siena studied, designed, and built an isolator with unique systems with a low release of molecular contaminants.
This special isolator will be placed in a new lab at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and scientists will use it to analyze the Regolith samples carried back to earth.
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