Wake up, Rosetta!10 December 2013
Wake up, Rosetta!10 December 2013 Think it’s tough getting up in the morning when the alarm clock sounds? Imagine what it must be like waking up 673 million kilometres from the warmth of the Sun and with no coffee. You might need some help…
Background briefing – Rosetta wake up and year ahead03 December 2013
Background briefing – Rosetta wake up and year ahead03 December 2013 Next year, on 20 January, after 957 days of hibernation in deep space, ESA’s comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft is set to wake up automatically en route to the destination it has been travelling towards for nearly a decade.
Rosetta: 100 days to wake-up11 October 2013
Rosetta: 100 days to wake-up11 October 2013 ESA’s comet-chasing mission Rosetta will wake up in 100 days’ time from deep-space hibernation to reach the destination it has been cruising towards for a decade.
REPLAYING: 25 years of comet science
from ESA/ESOC 15 June 16:30-17:30 CEST14 June 2011 A retrospective of ESA's historic Giotto mission with highlights of past comet science and featuring Rosetta and its ambitious goal to land on a comet in 2014. Presenters include the ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, Alvaro Gimenez, th...
Asteroid Lutetia: postcard from the past27 October 2011
Asteroid Lutetia: postcard from the past27 October 2011 ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has revealed asteroid Lutetia to be a primitive body, left over as the planets were forming in our Solar System. Results from Rosetta's fleeting flyby also suggest that this mini-world tried to grow a metal heart.
Giotto approach to Comet Halley15 June 2011
Giotto approach to Comet Halley15 June 2011 Twenty-five years ago, ESA's Giotto probe swept within 600 km of Comet Halley, obtaining the first close-up images of a comet. It revealed the first evidence of organic material in a comet and, still today, much of what we know about comets comes from...