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Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Sylvain Lodiot monitoring the thruster burn on 21 May. Credit: ESA

Rosetta’s first Big Burn complete

The Rosetta team reports that last night's orbit correction manoeuvre (OCM) – or thruster burn – was completed as planned, providing the first of three big orbital 'pushes' to get the spacecraft lined up for comet arrival...

Rosetta in orbit. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

The Big Burns – Part 1

Tomorrow, Rosetta will conduct a massive orbit correction manoeuvre (OCM) deep in our Solar System, switching on its thrusters for a bit less than 8 hours to reduce its speed relative to comet 67P by a whopping...