Altwegg, Kathrin Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
Martin, Patrick European Space Astronomy Center, European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain.
Taylor, Matt European Space Research and Technology Center, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
- Planning, construction, and cruise
- Science objectives
- Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
- Philae lander
- Flying with the comet around the Sun
- Mission impact on our understanding of the solar system
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The ESA Rosetta mission is an asteroid flyby and comet rendezvous mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA), with contributions from the ESA member states and NASA. It was launched in 2004 to the Jupiter-family comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It flew by the two asteroids Steins and Lutetia and arrived at the comet in August 2014. It performed the first-ever landing on a comet by its lander Philae on November 12, 2014. It followed the comet along its trajectory through perihelion and ended on September 30, 2016.
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