Rosetta's journey to Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Physikalisches Institut University of Bern, Bern Switzerland
2 European Space Agency (retired)
On 6 August 2014, finally the big day had come: ESA’s Rosetta mission went into an orbit around comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko to start its actual science mission. More than ten years after the launch on 2 March 2004 and more than 6 billion km cruise, the science phase, for which a large number of scientists had worked since the mid-nineties of the last century, did start.
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