Timeline for impact events

An animation of ESA spacecraft involved and schedule of key events over this weekend.

28 June
09:00 - First Rosetta pre-impact image received

3 July
08:07 - Impactor probe released from Deep Impact
09:52 - First image expected from impactor

4 July
07:37 - Rosetta switches to shorter monitoring 'dwell' time
07:52 - IMPACT
08:10 - NASA expected to confirm impact
09:19 - Rosetta switches back to slow monitor mode
12:00 - First NAVCAM image of impact from Rosetta expected
17:00 - First science results from Rosetta expected after 17:00
17:30 - Debris cloud expected to reach maximum brightness
20:00 - First images expected from Hubble Space Telescope
22:00 - First image expected from ESO Chile
22:30 - ESA's OGS Tenerife begins observations

5 July
00:30 - First images expected from OGS Tenerife
02:00 - More images expected from ESO Chile

All times are approximate, Earth-received time, Central European Summer Time (CEST)

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