Cometary science and the Rosetta mission 1: Rosetta, a voyage to a comet and to our origins
European Space Astronomy Centre, Spain
November 8th, 2016
Series: XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics: Solar System Exploration
Topic: Cometary Science and the Rosetta Mission.
Lecture 2: Rosetta, a voyage to a comet and to our origins.
In this second talk, Dr. Küppers gives an overview of the Rosetta mission, from its launch in 2004 until the end of the mission, in September 2016, only a month before the celebration of this Winter School. The talk includes information on the instruments on-board the spacecraft, the two fly-byes to asteroids Steins and Lutetia, and the results obtained from the observations of comet 67P/C-G.