Posted on 31/10/2014 by Daniel
Rosetta lined up for lander delivery
Rosetta conducted an important manoeuvre this morning that shifted it onto the orbit it will maintain until 12 November, when Philae is set for dispatch to the surface of comet 67P/C-G.
Posted on 28/10/2014 by Daniel
Rosetta enroute to pre-delivery orbit
Today's burn put Rosetta on a very elliptical trajectory rapidly moving the spacecraft away from the 10-km orbit. On 31 October, the mission control team will perform another manoeuvre to enter onto the pre-delivery orbit.
Posted on 23/07/2014 by Daniel
Last of the FATties
With about 4500 km separating Rosetta from comet 67P/C-G, the spacecraft will conduct the last of four FAT – ‘Far Approach Trajectory’ – orbit correction manoeuvres later today.