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Rosetta Mission

  • Launched in 2004
  • First orbit around and land on a comet
  • ESA
  • International collaboration
    • 18 countries around the world
  • 11 instruments onboard
  • Solar powered because the ESA lacked plutonium
  • Philae lander
    • 100kg lander
    • 10 instruments
    • Could self-detach from the main craft
  • Target
    • Comet 67P
    • Not the original target
      • Delays in the launch required them to pick an alternate destination

Space Astronomy Space Mission