Rosetta
21 Sep 2009
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Rosetta was an ESA orbiter that rendezvoused with Comet 67P in 2014 after chasing it for 10 years. Rosetta's lander, Philae, attempted landed on the comet. Rosetta studied the environment of the comet, including the organic molecules it contained.

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​Rosetta

Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam

​RAL Space Involvement
Engineered the PTOLEMY instrument aboard the Rosetta PHILAE LANDER.​

Subject
Planetary

Main Objectives
To rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Launch Date
2 Mar 2004

Further Project Information 
RAL Space - Ptolemy instrument (link opens in a new window)



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