Rosetta’s descent towards region of active pits 09 September 2016
Rosetta’s descent towards region of active pits 09 September 2016 Squeezing out unique scientific observations until the very end, Rosetta’s thrilling mission will culminate with a descent on 30 September towards a region of active pits on the comet’s ‘head’.
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 orb...
What does the Rosetta mission mean to you?06 September 2016
What does the Rosetta mission mean to you?06 September 2016 To celebrate the success of Rosetta and to keep a long-lasting record of its impact on the world, we invite you to share your personal experiences and feelings about how the mission has influenced you.
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, whi...
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.