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21. Comet spotted! Rosetta's first sight of Churymov-Gerasimenko since wakeup

(Web Page; Thu Mar 27 09:57:00 CDT 2014)

Rosetta is doing the spacecraft equivalent of yawning and stretching after its long sleep, and last week the spacecraft rubbed its proverbial eyes and blinked a few times, squinting at its distant target. Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko is s...

Description: Rosetta has turned on its cameras and sighted its comet for the first time since waking from hibernation. Next activity: waking the Philae lander.

22. Rosetta update: Instrument commissioning going well; Philae cameras activated

(Web Page; Tue Apr 22 12:49:00 CDT 2014)

Rosetta and Philae have very nearly completed a six-week phase of spacecraft and instrument checkouts to prepare the mission to do science. Recently, the lander used its cameras for the first time since hibernation, producing some new ...

Description: Rosetta and Philae have very nearly completed a six-week phase of spacecraft and instrument checkouts to prepare the mission to do science. Recently, the lander used its cameras for the first time since hibernation, producing some new photos of Rosetta in space.

23. Rosetta update from mission control

(Web Page; Tue Jan 21 14:06:00 CST 2014)

This article originally appeared on ESA's Rosetta Blog and is reposted here with permission. We spoke with (a slightly tired but hugely happy) Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo earlier this afternoon and he reports ...

Description: We spoke with (a slightly tired but hugely happy) Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo earlier this afternoon and he reports the spacecraft is doing fine!

24. "We're at the comet!" Rosetta has arrived at comet 67P

(Web Page; Wed Aug 06 11:44:00 CDT 2014)

After a journey of more than a decade, Rosetta has finally arrived at comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Confirmation of the successful rocket firing came at about 9:30 UTC via a webcast from ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. ...

Description: After a journey of more than a decade, Rosetta has finally arrived at comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Confirmation of the successful rocket firing came at about 9:30 UTC via a webcast from ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

25. Rosetta end-of-mission plans: Landing site, time selected

(Web Page; Tue Jul 26 16:30:00 CDT 2016)

ESA's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft is nearing the end of its mission. The spacecraft depends on the Sun for power, and had energy to spare when the comet was at perihelion (of about 1.24 AU) on August 13. But the comet has spent the ...

Description: ESA's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft is nearing the end of its mission. Last week, ESA announced when and where Rosetta is going to touch down. And tomorrow, it will forever shut down the radio system intended for communicating with the silent Philae lander.

26. Rosetta update: Both "big burns" completed successfully

(Web Page; Tue Jun 10 13:04:00 CDT 2014)

Rosetta is now in the final phase of its approach to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade-long journey. Usually, when you steer a spacecraft to a planet, you can use the planet's gravity to help capture you into orbit. But a co...

Description: Rosetta is now in the final phase of its approach to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade-long journey. The two largest burns have now succeeded, and Rosetta reported this morning via Twitter that the second burn was close to perfect.

27. Rosetta end-of-mission update

(Web Page; Mon May 22 18:08:00 CDT 2017)

The European Space Agency posted several articles this morning about the plans for the end of the Rosetta mission scheduled for September 30, just three weeks from now. On September 29, a rocket burn will essentially cancel out Rosetta's...

Description: The European Space Agency has shared plans for the end of the Rosetta mission scheduled for September 30, just three weeks from now. The landing site will be located on the "head" of the comet, next to a prominent pit now named Deir el-Medina.

28. One of my favorite space images of all time: Rosetta was here

(Web Page; Thu Jan 31 17:01:00 CST 2013)

A conversation on Twitter today reminded me of this photo, which is one of my all-time favorite space images: the view from Rosetta during its Mars flyby. I was astonished to discover that it hadn't made the transition to our redesigned ...

Description: A conversation on Twitter today reminded me of this photo, which is one of my all-time favorite space images: the view from Rosetta during its Mars flyby.

29. Rosetta identifies five possible landing sites for Philae

(Web Page; Tue Aug 26 09:59:00 CDT 2014)

The Rosetta team has announced the selection of five regions on Churyumov-Gerasimenko that they will study as possible landing sites for little Philae. Two of the possible five are on the larger lobe of the comet, and three are on the sm...

Description: The Rosetta team has announced the selection of five regions on Churyumov-Gerasimenko that they will study as possible landing sites for little Philae. Now, as Rosetta surveys the comet from its second triangular "orbit" at an average distance of 60 kilometers, the mission will target these spots for extra attention.

30. Rosetta update: Long journey to a comet nearly complete

(Web Page; Wed Jul 30 12:01:00 CDT 2014)

A journey of nearly a decade is almost over. Rosetta is making its final approach to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and the comet's strange shape is beginning to come into focus. As of today, the spacecraft is only 2000 kilometers away...

Description: A journey of nearly a decade is almost over. Rosetta is making its final approach to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and the comet's strange shape is beginning to come into focus. As of today, the spacecraft is only 2000 kilometers away from the comet, and 8 days away from arrival.

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