The Rosetta Mission: Postperihelion II
Session ID#: 10396
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission (ESA) was designed to find, and examine, some of the original material of the solar system; to help us understand how the comet works as a machine to absorb and re-radiate energy from the sun; to characterize the thermophysical properties and structure of the body, and to complete an inventory of its dusty, organic, and isotopic composition. Launched in 2004, Rosetta has now rendezvoused and deployed the Philae lander to the surface of the target comet C67P and continues to escort the comet. By December 2015, Rosetta will be nearing the end of its nominal mission, tracking the comet post perihelion, moving away from the Sun.
The session welcomes papers on results from the entire Rosetta comet phase, including simulation and theory papers, implications for comets and solar system origins, as well as results from ground based observations of the Rosetta target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Primary Convener: Nicolas Altobelli, European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Canada, Spain
Convener: Matthew G Taylor, ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Chairs: Kathleen Mandt, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States and Mathieu Choukroun, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States
OSPA Liaison: Nicolas Altobelli, European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Canada, Spain
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