Preparing for landing with OSIRIS-REx
OSIRIS-REx, or The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, developed by scientists at the University of Arizona, is the third major planetary mission in NASA’s New Frontiers Program. In 2020, it became the first US space mission to retrieve samples from an asteroid, returning the samples to Earth in 2023.
The OSIRIS-REx team at the University of Arizona required technical editing services for articles for publication on topics that would help prepare researchers to examine the mission findings. They reached out to Nova Arc because of our reputation in the field of aerospace editing.
Nova Arc edited two articles, on Binary Asteroid Seismicity and the Murchison Meteorite, for publication. Through timely communication, we integrated expert feedback, fine-tuned content, ensured style and messaging consistency, and delivered publication-ready copy. We also helped to expand the mission’s existing style guide to be used for future manuscripts.
The edited articles and style guide additions helped to prepare the OSIRIS-REx team for developing future content from the mission findings, while also helping to ensure that the content would be error free, easy to read, and ready for publication.
“I want to extend my sincere appreciation for your responsivity and excellent work. I’ve been really impressed by the quality of the editing, and it’s genuinely been a pleasure to interact.” – Cat, OSIRIS-REx