Tag Archive: Rosetta (ESA)

Aug 14 2015

ESA: The organic comet

On 13 August, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its closest point to the Sun (perihelion) and the Rosetta orbiter will be there to see exactly what happens. Rosetta will continue monitoring the comet’s activity until the extended mission ends, in September 2016, to increase our understanding of how a comet changes during its orbit and as it …

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Dec 11 2014

BBC Science in Action: Results from Rosetta; The Desolenator; The Sounds of Coral Reefs; Holey Ice

Rosetta’s ROSINA instrument measures what water in Comet 67P’s atmosphere looks like; Using the sun to make clean water; Messages behind coral reef acoustics; Ice with holes in it Science in Action provides you with the new developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/scia/scia_20141211-2030a.mp3

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Nov 20 2014

BBC Science in Action: 20 Nov 14: Early Results from Philae; NASA plans for Mars; Agricultural Emissions; Twisted Light; African Engineering Prize

Philae’s instrument detects organic materials on Comet 67P; Future plans for NASA; A Global look at Agricultural Emissions; Sending data with Twisted Light; African Engineering Prize. Science in Action provides you with the new developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/scia/scia_20141120-2030a.mp3

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Nov 16 2014

BBC Science Hour: Rosetta Special

History was made this week as Rosetta’s probe, Philae, landed on the surface of Comet 67P. The Science Hour looks back on this unforgettable week of success and nail-biting drama. BBC Science Hour brings you science news and highlights of the week from BBC World Service. The Science Hour is a weekly digest of our …

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Nov 15 2014

AMNH: Science Bulletins | Rosetta Mission Lands Probe on Comet

On November 12, 2014, more than a decade after launching, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission was positioned to send a probe to the surface of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a small comet orbiting the Sun at a distance of hundreds of millions of kilometers. After a tense 7-hour descent (and a 30-minute transmission delay), mission control confirmed …

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Nov 14 2014

ESA: Rosetta mission | Results from comet landing: 14 Nov, 13:00 GMT

Update on the Rosetta mission, including status of the Philae lander. Hosted by Emily Baldwin – ESA Science Editor, with: Andrea Accomazzo – ESA Rosetta Flight Director, ESOC Stephan Ulamec – Philae Lander Manager, DLR Matt Taylor – Rosetta Project Scientist, ESA Philippe Gaudon – CNES Rosetta Project Manager, SONC Holger Sierks – PI for …

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Nov 13 2014

ESA: Philae touchdown: lander status and first descent image

Highlights from coverage of ESA’s Rosetta mission soft-landing its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. Including the presentation of the first ROLIS image sent back by Philae as the lander descended to the surface of the comet. After a tense wait during the …

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Nov 11 2014

ESA: Rosetta | A message from William Shatner

William Shatner, known to millions around the world as Capt. James T. Kirk from the original Star Trek series, sent this message to ESA’s Rosetta team today to wish them good luck for tomorrow’s Philae landing.  

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Nov 09 2014

ESA: Briefing |Rosetta science and countdown to comet landing

Media and interested members of the public joined Rosetta mission experts online on Friday, 7 November for a briefing ahead of the historic comet landing on 12 November. Programme: Introduction: Emily Baldwin, ESA space science editor Overview of media events: Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin, Head of ESOC communication office Science from Rosetta so far: Matt Taylor, ESA …

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Nov 06 2014

BBC Science in Action: 06 Nov 14:Rosetta;Hepatitis-C;Dead Sea;Dirty Water;High Altitude Life

Rosetta gets ready to attempt the first ever comet-landing; Initial trials show promising signs for a new Hepatitis-C vaccine; Plans to revive the vanishing Dead Sea; Generating energy from wastewater in East Africa; Oldest evidence for human life at high altitudes is unearthed. Science in Action provides you with the new developments in science and …

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Oct 28 2014

ESA: Ambition the film

Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London.  

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Sep 23 2014

ESA: Rosetta mission status

The Rosetta mission is ongoing at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The landing site for Philae has been chosen. The adventure continues! But already Rosetta is providing the scientific community more than any previous comet mission.  

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Sep 20 2014

This Week @NASA: Returning Human Spaceflight to America

During a September 16 news conference at Kennedy Space Center – a major announcement by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station – effectively putting America back into the business of launching humans to space – ending our sole reliance …

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Aug 12 2014

ESA Euronews: Comet Hunters: Rosetta’s race to map 67P

The Rosetta mission is now on a race against time to prepare maps and collect data before the Philae lander is due to be sent down to the surface of comet 67P in November. In this edition of Euronews Space, the ‘Comet Hunters’ show us how to orbit a comet, how Rosetta ‘sees’ its target, …

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Aug 11 2014

Guardian Science Weekly: Did Aristotle invent science?

Evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi argues that Aristotle laid the foundations of modern science. Plus, the Ebola outbreak; Rosetta’s rendez-vous with a comet; and taking aspirin to prevent cancer.

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Aug 06 2014

ESA: How to orbit a comet

What happens after Rosetta arrives at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko? This animation describes the key dates for the next set of manoeuvres that will bring Rosetta even closer to the comet between August and October. After arriving on 6 August, Rosetta will follow a set of two, three-legged triangular trajectories that require a small thruster burn at …

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Jul 24 2014

ESA: RosettaAreWeThereYet | Once upon a time ..

..there was a spacecraft called Rosetta. Rosetta had been travelling in space for 10 years, towards a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Before long, Rosetta was able to see the comet in the distance, and she took stunning pictures as she got closer and closer. There was only a little way to go now…  

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Jul 16 2014

ESA: How big is Rosetta compared with the comet?

This short animation explains the relative sizes of the Rosetta spacecraft and comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta is 32 m from tip to tip of the solar wings. Assuming the comet measures about 4 km across, that’s 125 times the width of Rosetta. Unlike typical artist’s impressions, this image is scaled to convey the vast difference in …

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Jan 20 2014

Comet-Chasing Rosetta Spacecraft Wakes from Deep Sleep Monday: Watch It Live

For ten years the ESA Rosetta probe has been on its way to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and in June 2011 it was set in hibernation mode to conserve energy. The internal timer was set to awake the probe today with multiple radiators to first warm it up. The waiting is now on to receive a …

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Jan 03 2014

ESA: Preview 2014

2014 has all the elements to become an interesting year for Europe in space… Exciting launches, new European astronauts on the ISS, new satellites and landers and important decisions that will mark the direction of Europe’s future space programme. But 2014 starts with one name: Rosetta.

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