Visualising Rosetta’s descent

Imagine how Rosetta’s descent might look if you were an observer at Comet 67P/C-G!

This new animation visualises the final stages of Rosetta’s descent to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 30 September 2016. The sequence is speeded up to show the relative motion of Rosetta and the rotating comet below.

Earlier today, Rosetta completed a small manoeuvre as planned that puts it on the start of a 16 x 23 km orbit needed in preparation for the collision manoeuvre on 29 September.

Recap the final trajectories in the below animation:

 

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  • Kamal says:

    Hard to tell, but looks like Ma’at passes from evening through a brief night and then emerges into the morning when Rosetta lands.

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