Posted on 29/09/2016 by emily
Collision manoeuvre complete
Rosetta has completed its final manoeuvre and is now on a collision course with Comet 67P/C-G.
A small thruster burn starting 20:48:11 UTC and lasting 208 seconds has set the craft on course towards its final destination.
The spacecraft’s navigation cameras will soon take a set of five images to confirm that the spacecraft is on target, and to refine the predicted impact time.
These are expected to be downlinked by 0300 UT / 0500 CEST and we therefore expect that the next report, with the updated time and at least one of those NAVCAM images, will be around 0400 UT / 0600 CEST.