ROSETTA

Launch Details
Launched 1 March 2004
Flight ended
Status Operational
Destination Sun Orbit
Launch site Europe's Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana
Owner European Space Agency
NORAD ID 28169
COSPAR ID 2004-006A
Observing

Timeline

2004 Mar 2 Launch from Kourou ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre
2005 Mar 4 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
2005 Jul 4 Rosettas cameras used to observe the impact of Deep Impact mission with Tempel 1
2007 Feb 25 Gravity assist flyby of Mars, at alitutude of 250 km
2007 Nov 13 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
2008 Sep 5 Flyby of 2867 Steins
2009 Nov 12 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
2010 Jul 10 Flyby of 21 Lutetia
2014 May Burns to reduce relative speed between spacecraft and 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
2014 Aug 6 Insertion into orbit around 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
2014 Sep 10 Rosetta enters the Global Mapping Phase, orbiting 67P at an altitude of 29 km
2014 Nov 12 Philae lander detached from main spacecraft
2014 Nov 12 Landing of Philae on the surface of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
2014 Nov 15 Philae enters safe mode due to lack of power
2015 Jun Several brief transmissions received from Philae
2016 Sep 2 Publication of photographs taken by Rosetta of the Philae lander in its final resting place
2016 Sep 30 Mission ends with landing of Rosetta on comet

Launched alongside

ARIANE 5 R/B

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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