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Rosetta : the Lander
- Title Rosetta : the Lander
- Released 19/12/2003
- Length 00:05:44
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
This transmission is the third in a series of four TV exchanges on Rosetta's new mission, and features the challenge to develop a lander to attach itself onto a comet, a small body of ice and dust, after a travel of nearly eleven years through interplanetary space.
The programme comprises of a 5 minute A-roll with split track and commentary and is complemented by a B-roll with clean international sound.
Rosetta - The Lander.MR final script + shotlist B-Roll.doc Page 1 of 3 17/02/2004 10:11
Rosetta 'The lander' video
New revised script after edit 11/12/2003
Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, September 2002. The Rosetta
spacecraft prepared for its last terrestrial journey to the launch site at
Kourou in French Guiana.
After intensive final months of assembly and technical checks, ESA's
comet chaser was ready. Expectations were high with an Ariane 5 launch
scheduled but a few months away.
But when doubts arose about the launcher, the Rosetta lift-off in January
2003 had to be postponed. The spacecraft waited in Kourou whilst a new
cometary target was found. In November last year, work started again
preparing it for a February 2004 count-down.
The revised mission scenario is even more ambitious. After being released
by Ariane 5, Rosetta will embark on a ten-year journey.
No fewer that four planetary fly-bys will now be required to rendez-vous
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