Rosetta: the ambition to turn science fiction into science fact24 October 2014 Imagine: with a wasteland as their canvas, a Master and his young Apprentice set about turning rubble into planets and moons, asteroids and comets. They levitate the worlds above their heads, spinning them in orbit around their symbolic Sun.
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014 Europe’s Mars orbiter and its scientific instruments will have a frontrow seat on Sunday when Comet Siding Spring grazes the Red Planet, skimming past at a little more than a third of the Moon’s distance from Earth.
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape16 October 2014
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape16 October 2014 A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta15 October 2014
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta15 October 2014 ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.
Rosetta to deploy lander on 12 November26 September 2014
Rosetta to deploy lander on 12 November26 September 2014 The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.
‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014
‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014 Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.