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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

 

Rosetta Arriving at comet 67P NOW!

Latest stunning high resolution image of the comet from August 3. image credit  ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The Livestream for the Rosetta comet orbiter and lander arriving at comet 67P is on mow, Australians may find the livefeed dropping out and in though.

Livefeed at http://rosetta.esa.int/

Also https://twitter.com/hashtag/RosettaAreWeThereYet?src=hash 

Final correction burn under way, but no pictures yet.

Rosetta has arrived! https://twitter.com/nickthompson/status/496957205300928512/photo/1 

Planetary society blog on the arrival http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/08060249-were-at-the-comet-rosetta.html

And now the ESA story, with more pictures and animation http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_arrives_at_comet_destination 

Science Briefing now on  http://rosetta.esa.int/

Talking about the lander now. With HARPOONS!

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