Where to watch the Rosetta flyby of Lutetia
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
10-07-2010 9:05 CDT
A quick post to gather information on where to watch the events of today's flyby of asteroid (21) Lutetia by Rosetta:
ESA's live stream is embedded below, but can be seen at higher resolution here.
Times of day for the most critical events, spacecraft event time (SCET) and Earth Received Time (ERT) for Universal Time, Central European Summer Time, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, and U.S. Pacific Daylight Time:
|12:45||13:10||15:10||09:10||06:10||Switch to autonomous tracking|
|--||16:00||18:00||12:00||09:00||Start of webcast|
|15:40||16:05||18:05||12:05||09:05||Loss of signal|
|15:55||16:20||18:20||12:20||09:20||End autonomous tracking|
|16:20||16:45||18:45||12:45||09:45||Return of signal (latest)|
|--||21:05||23:05||17:05||14:05||Likely first image
(later if World Cup match runs overtime)
I'll be watching and occasionally Tweeting through the actual flyby, but will be on an airplane without Internet access (stupid United) when the first image is released. Check the Rosetta Blog to see that; you may also enjoy the discussions in the Lutetia flyby thread on unmannedspaceflight.com.