Rosetta bound for outer Solar System after final Earth swingby

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by TheMasterOfOrion, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. TheMasterOfOrion

    TheMasterOfOrion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Rosetta/SEMZC04VU1G_0.html


    http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=31397

    Rosetta was sucessfully launched on 2 March 2004 by an Ariane-5 G+ from Kourou, French Guiana. In order to gain enough orbital energy to reach its target four gravity assists are required: one by Mars and three by Earth. The long mission duration has required the introduction of extended hibernation periods.

     
  2. TheMasterOfOrion

    TheMasterOfOrion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006

Share This Page