On 15 September the Rosetta mission will announce the primary and back up landing sites for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The film previews the five shortlisted landing sites, why they were selected and how the comet’s unusual ‘duck’ shape affected the choice.
The Rosetta orbiter has been studying the comet since May and choosing the right place to land is crucial in order to examine the comet further. The orbiter’s data – together with that from the Philae lander – will provide unprecedented insights into our solar system.
The film also covers the preparation by scientists, members of the mission control team at the European Space Operations Centre at Darmstadt, in Germany, and the challenges ahead.
It contains interviews with: Andrea ACCOMAZZO, Rosetta Flight Director, ESA in English (A-roll and B-roll) and Italian (B-roll); Matt TAYLOR, Rosetta Project Scientist, ESA in English (A-roll and B-roll); Fred GOESMANN, COSAC Principal Investigator in English (B-roll) and German (B-roll).
More background information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta