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OSIRIS-REx is a NASA robotic sample return mission going to near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Bennu is a primitive asteroid, roughly spherical and 1/2 km across in an orbit mostly between Earth and Mars. (There isn't really a comparable object in the Kerbol System.) OSIRIS-REx launches at around sunset on an Atlas V 411 rocket. It has a wet mass of 2110 kg. There are numerous images of the at dslauretta.com. Below is also a file with collection of spacecraft drawings from a design review. All of these are approved for distribution, so between the photos and the drawings you should have a tremen
If you are in the Denver area, here is an opportunity to see a the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft before it launches in September 2016. You can also use the experience to help you model this and other probes. http://www.nasa.gov/social/osiris-rex-preview