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Rosetta Mission

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6752

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00:11:07

Production year

2019

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Director(s)

Nicolas MIFSUD

Summary

In 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Rosetta mission. Its main objective is to analyse the composition of the nucleus of comet Churiumov-Guerasimenko in order to better understand the origin of water and life on Earth.
After a ten-year journey through the solar system, the Rosetta probe succeeded in the double feat of orbiting the comet and then depositing the lander named Philae on the comet's nucleus. Two years of in-orbit and in-situ observations and analyses of Churiumov-Guerasimenko followed until the end of the mission, when the Rosetta probe joined Philae and landed on the comet's surface.
Many French laboratories, including IAS, LESIA and LATMOS, were involved in the development of the instruments on board the probe and its lander.

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