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Old 08-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #91
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  Could you jump onto a comet?

And new images of the comet by Rosetta:

http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/08...atch-3-august/

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Looks more strange than ever before now.

Here's to a successful orbit insertion scheduled for Wednesday!

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Old 08-06-2014, 02:00 AM   #92
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There's a orbit insertion media event today at ESA - check out http://rosetta.esa.int/ starting from 08:00 UTC.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:02 AM   #93
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Live coverage is underway!

http://rosetta.esa.int/
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:02 AM   #94
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Event has started.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:22 AM   #95
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Aw... politics... Of course Germany had been heavily involved in Rosetta, but she should make this short, when Rosetta launched, she wasn't even in office.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #96
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Not very exciting so far, nice joke about the US not being part of the EU, yet...

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:47 AM   #97
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 Not very exciting so far, nice joke about the US not being part of the EU, yet...

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Well, it was rather NASA not yet being member of ESA... but yeah.

Finally, they are switching over to the people who are doing the actual work.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #98
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Confirmation the manoeuvre has started.

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:30 AM   #99
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 Aw... politics... Of course Germany had been heavily involved in Rosetta, but she should make this short, when Rosetta launched, she wasn't even in office.
Heh, you should have seen a conference about Rosetta at my uni in May.
National participation tends to get a bit exaggerated, with many of the other contributions not really mentioned (Philae lander example).

Of course it's all right to be proud of one's contribution, but it's an international project, dammit.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #100
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Rendezvous confirmed.

Nice quote
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10 years in the car to get to scientific Disneyland

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:34 AM   #101
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Rosetta is there!
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #102
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"The image was taken from a distance of 120 km and the image resolution is 2.2 metres per pixel."

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Old 08-06-2014, 03:19 PM   #103
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Hot damn. They did it!
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:25 PM   #104
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There's more:
Boulders are clearly visible in this one but there appears to be some soft terrain. Source

ESA (or at least DLR) is already looking into potential landing sites for Philae:


An updated animation of entering orbit:
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:50 PM   #105
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Well done ESA
Truly amazingly amazing!
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