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To land on a comet

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To land on a comet

Postby ZaggyLu » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:34 pm

Comet-Hunting Probe to Awaken, Zero In On Target
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is due to receive a wake-up call in January, ending its hibernation in preparation for an unprecedented mission to not only put itself into orbit around a comet, but also send a lander to the comet's body.

The spacecraft, called Rosetta, is heading toward a 2.5-mile diameter comet

http://bit.ly/1c93GVK via @SpaceTVApp
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Re: To land on a comet

Postby jkty5597 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:26 am

Which comet is the spacecraft heading to?
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Re: To land on a comet

Postby ZaggyLu » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:31 am

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Re: To land on a comet

Postby jkty5597 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:07 am

Ok. A periodic comet so can easily compute its orbit already.
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