Rosetta (spacecraft)

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Rosetta probe
Computer model o Rosetta
Mission teepComet orbiter/lander
OperatorEuropean Space Agency
COSPAR ID2004-006A
SATCAT no.28169
Mission duration20 years, 2 months and 23 days elapsed
Spacecraft properties
Launch massOrbiter: 2,900 kg (6,400 lb)
Lander: 100 kg (220 lb)
Dry massOrbiter: 1,230 kg (2,710 lb)
Peylaid massOrbiter: 165 kg (364 lb)
Lander: 27 kg (60 lb)
Dimensions2.8 × 2.1 × 2 m (9.2 × 6.9 × 6.6 ft)
Pouer850 watts at 3.4 AU[1]
Stairt o mission
Launch date2 March 2004, 07:17 (2004-03-02UTC07:17Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5G+ V-158
Launch steidKourou ELA-3
Fleebi o Mars
Closest approach25 February 2007
Distance250 km (160 mi)
Fleebi o 2867 Šteins
Closest approach5 September 2008, 20:38 UTC
Distance800 km (500 mi)
Fleebi o 21 Lutetia
Closest approach10 July 2010, 16:10 UTC
Distance3,162 km (1,965 mi)
67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko orbiter
Orbital insertion06 August 2014, 09:06 UTC[2]
Orbit parameters
Periapsis200 km (120 mi) planned
BaundS band (law gain antenna)
X band (heich gain antenna)
Baundweenth7.8 bit/s (S Band)
22 kbit/s (X Band)[3]
ALICE: Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer
CONSERT: COmet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radio wave Transmission
COSIMA: COmetary Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer
GIADA: Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator
MIDAS: Micro-Imaging Dust Analysis System
MIRO: Microwave Spectrometer for the Rosetta Orbiter
OSIRIS: Optical, Spectroscopic, and InfraRed Remote Imaging System
ROSINA: Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis
RPC Rosetta Plasma Consortium
RSI: Radio Science Investigation
VIRTIS: Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer

Rosetta is a robotic space probe biggit an launched bi the European Space Agency tae perform a detailed study o comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.[4][5] It wis lencht on the 2t o Mairch 2004 an feenisht its meesion on the 30t September 2016.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Rosetta at a glance – technical data and timeline". DLR. Archived frae the original on 8 Januar 2014. Retrieved 8 Januar 2014.
  2. "Rosetta timeline: countdown to comet arrival". European Space Agency. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. "No. 2 – Activating Rosetta". European Space Agency. 8 Mairch 2004. Retrieved 8 Januar 2014.
  4. Agle, DC; Brown, Dwayne; Bauer, Markus (30 Juin 2014). "Rosetta's Comet Target 'Releases' Plentiful Water". NASA. Retrieved 30 Juin 2014.
  5. Chang, Kenneth (5 August 2014). "Rosetta Spacecraft Set for Unprecedented Close Study of a Comet". New York Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014.