Showing posts with label Rosetta spacecraft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rosetta spacecraft. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2016

Rosetta Space Probe Studying 67P Comet Starts Final Manoeuvre

The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta space probe has completed its mission and the final collision manoeuvre has been initiated, the ESA announced.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rosetta Probe's Final Move: Unlocking Cosmic Secrets

On September 30 the Rosetta spacecraft will close in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after logging 6 billion kilometers across our solar system and will start its final dive towards the comet’s surface bringing its historic 12-year trek to an end.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Rosetta, Philae to reunite on comet at end of mission

Europe's trailblazing Rosetta spacecraft will end its mission on September 30, reuniting with robot lab Philae on the surface of a comet hurtling through the solar system, mission control said Thursday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Comet 67P, robot lab Philae’s alien host, nears Sun

A comet streaking through space with a European robot lab riding piggyback will skirt the Sun this week, setting another landmark in an extraordinary quest to unravel the origins of life on Earth.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

European comet probe wakes up from hibernation

European Space Agency's Philae probe has woken up and made contact with controllers, seven months after it went into hibernation on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Philae may not have energy to send results to Earth, says ESA

Europe's robot lab Philae may not have enough power to send to Earth the results of today's drill into the surface of its host comet, mission scientists have said.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Διαστημική αποστολή «Ροζέτα»... εξετελέσθη

Μετά από δέκα χρόνια και απόσταση σχεδόν επτά εκατομ. χλμ. το διαστημόπλοιο «Ροζέτα» φτάνει στον κομήτη Tσουριόμοφ-Γκερασιμένκο. Οι επιστήμονες αναμένουν με αγωνία τα ερευνητικά αποτελέσματα....

«Είμαστε στον κομήτη», ήταν οι πρώτες λέξεις χαράς και εθνουσιασμού του Συλβαίν Λοντιότ, επικεφαλής της παρακολούθησης της διαστημικής αποστολής «Ροζέτα» από το σταθμό του Ευρωπαϊκού Οργανισμού Διαστήματος (ESA) στο Ντάρμσταντ της Γερμανίας. Πριν από δέκα χρόνια και πέντε μήνες ακριβώς, εν έτει 2004, το μη επανδρωμένο διαστημόπλοιο «Ροζέτα» ξεκίνησε το μεγάλο ερευνητικό του ταξίδι. Μόλις χθες (06.07.2014) η «Ροζέτα» προσέγγισε τον τελικό της προορισμό της, τον κομήτη 67P /Tσουριόμοφ-Γκερασιμένκο, μετά από πολλές περιπέτειες.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Rosetta space probe makes historic rendezvous with comet

European scientists announced the historic rendezvous on Wednesday between a comet and the Rosetta spacecraft after a 10-year, six billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the solar system.

The scout Rosetta has now become the first envoy to orbit one of these wanderers of the solar system in deep space, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

Scientists and spectators at ESA’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, cheered after the spacecraft successfully completed its final thrust to swing alongside comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rosetta spacecraft to be woken after nearly three years, ESA awaits signs of life

The European Space Agency (ESA) is awaiting signs of life from its comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta. The probe - now in the vicinity of Jupiter's orbit - has been in hibernation for nearly three years. 

An internal "alarm clock" aboard the Rosetta spacecraft was scheduled to go off at 1000 UTC on Monday, waking it up from nearly three years of slumber. But given the six hours Rosetta would need to power up its system, plus the time needed for its signal to traverse the 807 million kilometers (501 million miles) to Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) said it wasn't expecting to hear anything until the early evening.

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