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Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to Conclude on Comet’s Surface

September 30, 2016

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission will come to a dramatic end on Friday, Sept. 30, with…
Rosetta finale set for 30 September

July 3, 2016

Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on…
Rosetta’s lander faces eternal hibernation

February 13, 2016

Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on…
New command for Philae

January 8, 2016

The last clear sign of life was received from Philae, the Rosetta mission’s comet lander, on 9 July…
Rosetta blog: Reminiscing about the week of comet landing

November 17, 2015

This time last year saw the end of an extraordinary week at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in…
Rosetta blog: CometWatch 12 November – one year on

November 13, 2015

Today’s CometWatch entry was taken yesterday by Rosetta’s NAVCAM, on the anniversary of Philae’s historic landing on Comet…
Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet

November 12, 2015

http://wpc.50e6.edgecastcdn.net/8050E6/mmedia-http/download/public/videos/2015/11/012/orig-1511_012_AR_EN.mp4 Reconstructing Philae’s flight One year since Philae made its historic landing on a comet, mission teams remain…
Rosetta blog: Reconstructing Philae’s flight across the comet

November 12, 2015

Data from both the Philae lander and Rosetta orbiter experiments, as well as simulation results based on Philae’s…
Rosetta blog: The sound of Philae conducting science

November 12, 2015

Philae’s SESAME-CASSE ‘listened’ to the lander’s MUPUS instrument hammer the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last November. Martin Knapmeyer…
Rosetta blog: Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet

November 12, 2015

One year since Philae made its historic landing on a comet, mission teams remain hopeful for renewed contact…
Rosetta blog: The ups and downs of a comet’s surface

November 11, 2015

This time last year little was known about Agilkia, the area chosen as Philae's landing site. One year…
Rosetta blog: The story behind the Rosetta ‘claymation’

October 27, 2015

Earlier this month, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, UK, released a wonderful educational video about the Rosetta Mission using…
Rosetta blog: Philae’s descent: The director’s cut

September 15, 2015

This blog post is contributed by Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science Advisor at ESA. On 30 July, the first…
Rosetta blog: Understanding Philae’s wake-up: behind the scenes with the Philae team

September 11, 2015

Since Rosetta’s lander Philae first woke up from hibernation and called ‘home’ on 13 June, the teams at…
Celebrating a year at the comet

August 7, 2015

ESA’s Rosetta mission celebrates one year at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with its closest approach to the Sun now just…
Rosetta blog: Amateur astronomers keeping an eye on the comet

August 7, 2015

This post is an interview with Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher, a Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute,…
Rosetta blog: Celebrating a year at the comet

August 6, 2015

This article is mirrored from the main ESA Web Portal ESA’s Rosetta mission today celebrates one year at…
Science on the surface of a comet

August 4, 2015

Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and…
Rosetta blog: First release of Rosetta comet phase data from four orbiter instruments

August 3, 2015

ESA’s Rosetta downlink and archive teams are very happy to announce the release today of the first wave…
Rosetta blog: Science on the surface of a comet

July 30, 2015

Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and…
Rosetta blog: Rosetta and Philae status update

July 20, 2015

Over the last few weeks, Rosetta has been flying along the terminator plane of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at distances…
Rosetta blog: Rosetta and Philae: Searching for a good signal

June 26, 2015

After seven months in hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Rosetta’s lander Philae communicated with Earth via…
Rosetta blog: Rosetta and Philae in contact again

June 19, 2015

ESA and its Rosetta mission partners have confirmed that another communication link has been made between Rosetta and…
Rosetta’s Lander Philae Wakes From Comet Nap

June 16, 2015

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta’s lander (Philae) is out of hibernation. The signals were received at ESA’s European…
Philae wake-up triggers intense planning

June 16, 2015

The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the…
Philae sends signs of life

June 16, 2015

Philae, Rosetta’ solar-powered lander has woken up from its nearly seven months of hibernation. On Saturday, June 13,…
Rosetta blog: Philae wake-up triggers intense planning

June 15, 2015

The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the…
Rosetta blog: How we heard from Philae

June 15, 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 22:28 CEST on board Rosetta: The orbiter's Electrical Support System Processor Unit (ESS) starts…
Have We Found Rosetta’s Lost Philae Lander?

June 15, 2015

It’s only a bright dot in a landscape of crenulated rocks, but the Rosetta team thinks it might…
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