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After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometers, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet, and ESA is inviting you along for the ride.
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Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.
A spacecraft from Earth is about to do something no spacecraft has ever done before: orbit a comet and land on its surface.
NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander, after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday.
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A test flight later this week will challenge a set of sensors to map out a 65-yard square of boulder-sized hazards and pick out a safe place to land.
Rosetta woke up from a deep hibernation in January, and since then ESA engineers have been preparing it for its rendezvous with the comet. The spacecraft took its “first light” images last week using its Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) wide-angle camera.
After more than a week of post-hibernation tests and check-ups, the European Space Agency has announced that its comet-chasing craft Rosetta is fully operational and ready to begin the active stage of its mission to study and land a probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
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