European Space Agency Spacecraft Rosetta Orbits Comet

European Space Agency Spacecraft Rosetta Orbits Comet

There is big news from space as the European Space Agency’s spacecraft, Rosetta, arrived in the orbit of a comet. This is the first spacecraft mission ever designed and sent to orbit a comet. The comet is named 67P/Churyumov/Gerasimenko, abbreviated as C-G or Cherry-Gerry. It is two-and-a-half miles wide and appears to have two halves, both a head and a […]

10 Year Mission to Seek out New Comet: Rosetta and Philae

10 Year Mission to Seek out New Comet: Rosetta and Philae

Back in the year 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a spacecraft on a long-term mission. The 10 year mission was to seek out a new comet, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and help Philae, a small landing craft carried by Rosetta, attach to the comet for additional studies. The first two images of the destination comet […]

NASA Live Audio Streaming for Rosetta Comet Capture Mission

NASA Live Audio Streaming for Rosetta Comet Capture Mission

NASA has a highly ambitious plan to be the first space agency to land a robotic probe on a comet that is flying around in orbit. At 12:00pm EST today, live audio streaming will take place to discuss the project called Rosetta which is the code-name for their interesting probe-landing, comet capture mission. The audio stream […]