ESA’s Rosetta Revives To Continue Comet 67P Mission

By Amy Svitak
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
January 27, 2014
Credit: European Space Agency concept

Nearly 10 years have ticked by since the European Space Agency (ESA) sent its Rosetta orbiter to deep space in March 2004.

Now, after waking from 31 months of hibernation on Jan. 20, Rosetta is on its way to becoming the first mission to: rendezvous with a comet, attempt a landing on its surface and follow it as it swings around the Sun.

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