Rosetta

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Primary Mission Goals
--Catch comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in May 2014 and accompany it into the interior solar system.
--Observe the comet's nucleus and coma from close range.
--Measure the increase in cometary activity during perihelion (position closest to the Sun).
--Deploy Philae to make first controlled landing on a comet.

Key Dates

Launch date: 2 March 2004
Journey milestones:
Asteroid Steins flyby: 5 September 2008
Asteroid Lutetia flyby: 10 July 2010
Enter hibernation: 8 June 2011
Exit hibernation: 20 January 2014
Comet rendezvous maneuver: May 2014
Arrive at comet: August 2014
Philae lander delivery: November 2014
Closest approach to Sun: 13 August 2015
Mission end: 31 December 2015

WEB RESOURCES
Reminder: email links to visitors

NASA\JPL
Rosetta - Main
--News Archive
Rosetta-Solar System Exploration-NASA
Comet and Asteroid Watch - JPL

ESA
Rosetta Blog - latest updates
Rosetta - Main
Rosetta - Space Science
Rosetta Factsheet
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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Wikipedia Links

Other Links
What is a Comet? Comet Primer

MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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Philae_candidate_landing_sites.jpg Philae Candidate Landing Sites

Comet_on_19_August_2014.jpg Comet on August 19, 2014

Comet_details.png Comet Details

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Comet "67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko" taken on April 30, 2014

Rosetta_Landing.jpg Rosetta Deploys Lander

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Chmielewski-3.jpg Rosetta's Trajectory

MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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PhilaeLander.pngPhilae Mission Animation - YouTube

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Rosetta Comet Comes Alive - YouTube

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This sequence of images shows comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moving against the background star field.

Documents and PowerPoints
Rosetta.ppt

Related MGGP Links
Comets, Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud
Asteroids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


INTERACTIVES

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