Call for Media: Rosetta’s comet rendezvous18 July 2014
Call for Media: Rosetta’s comet rendezvous18 July 2014 On 6 August, after a decade-long journey through space, ESA’s Rosetta will become the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. Members of the media are invited to join ESA at its European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, t...
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014 After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometres, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet, and ESA is inviting you along for the ride.
Rosetta’s comet ‘sweats’ two glasses of water a second30 June 2014 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is releasing the equivalent of two small glasses of water into space every second, even at a cold 583 million kilometres from the Sun.
Rosetta’s comet: expect the unexpected19 June 2014
Rosetta’s comet: expect the unexpected19 June 2014 An image snapped earlier this month by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft shows its target comet has quietened, demonstrating the unpredictable nature of these enigmatic objects.
A light-speed voyage to the distant future15 May 2014
A light-speed voyage to the distant future15 May 2014 An enthusiastic group of schoolchildren sent a greeting to the future today, beaming a radio signal into space via an ESA tracking station in Spain.
Rosetta’s target comet is becoming active15 May 2014
Rosetta’s target comet is becoming active15 May 2014 The target of ESA’s Rosetta mission has started to reveal its true personality as a comet, its dusty veil clearly developing over the last six weeks.
3/5 Today (29 July) I'll close the gap between me and #67P to <2000 km! Eight days to arrival! 29 Jul 2014 09:38:43