Call for Media: Rosetta’s grand finale09 September 2016
Call for Media: Rosetta’s grand finale09 September 2016 Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September.
Rosetta’s grand finale – frequently asked questions09 September 2016
Rosetta’s grand finale – frequently asked questions09 September 2016 Why is the mission ending?The decision to end the mission on 30 September ultimately comes as a result of the spacecraft’s ever-increasing distance from the Sun. Comet 67P/C-G, and therefore Rosetta, is currently heading out towards the orbit of Jupi...
Recycling a space antenna07 September 2016
Recycling a space antenna07 September 2016 A decommissioned ESA ground station from Australia will be returned to service in the Azores, highlighting an innovative reuse that benefits both the Agency and European industry.
Winning team of ESA’s Mars-focused data mining contest06 September 2016
Winning team of ESA’s Mars-focused data mining contest06 September 2016 ESA’s first data-mining competition has been won by a team from Slovenia. Contestants were challenged to predict the future status of ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft from past operating data. The results may help to extend the life of the mission, which...
Philae found!05 September 2016
Philae found!05 September 2016 Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Most distant catch for ESA station18 August 2016
Most distant catch for ESA station18 August 2016 An ESA tracking station has acquired signals from the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, across more than 1.4 billion km of space.