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TAGSAM Sample Return Arm

Man in protective clothing and equipment on crane
The Touch-And-Go Sample Arm Mechanism or TAGSAM will physically contact the asteroid Bennu to retrieve a sample.

The Touch-and-Go Sample Arm Mechanism is tested in the Lockheed Martin facility. The TAGSAM arm will be responsible for collecting a sample from Bennu’s surface.

Credit: Lockheed Martin Corporation