While having continued attempting to renew contacts with the Philae Lander on the surface of comet C67-P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko through 2015 and early 2016, the Rosetta Orbiter has passed the perihelion milestone in August 2015, completed its nominal mission in December 2015 and is now heading further away from the Sun. The comet Escort Phase of the mission has yielded an impressive science return, collecting a wealth of data from the nucleus and its environment at various levels of cometary activity. This summary presentation will provide a brief overview of the mission as it approaches the final stages of mission operations, with the Orbiter foreseen to be placed on the nucleus' surface on 30 September 2016.
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- April 2016