10 Facts about Rosetta Mission

Post On: October 27, 2017

Facts about Rosetta Mission inform the readers about a space probe, which studied about 67P or 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. On March 2, 2004, Rosetta was launched. European Space Agency created it. The lander module of Rosetta was Philae. Rosetta was capable to reach the comet after flying by Mars on August 6, 2014. The first successful landing on the comet was conducted by Philae, the lander module of Rosetta on November 12th, 2014. Get other facts about Rosetta Mission below:

Facts about Rosetta Mission 1: the battery power

A problem occurred two days later when the battery power of Rosetta ran out.

Facts about Rosetta Mission 2: communication with the probe

In June and July 2015, Philae was capable to be reached. On July 27th, 2016, the communication between Philae and Rosetta module was turned off because of the low solar power.

Facts about Rosetta Mission

Facts about Rosetta Mission

Facts about Rosetta Mission 3: the end of the mission

The hard landing of Rosetta probe took place at Ma’at region on September 30th, 2016. It marked the end of the mission.

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Facts about Rosetta Mission 4: the image

The report was published related to the last image taken by Rosetta on September 28th, 2017.

Rosetta Mission Facts

Rosetta Mission Facts

Facts about Rosetta Mission 5: the name of the mission

The name of the mission reminds the people with a stele found in Egypt, Rosetta stone.  It contains a decree written in three scripts.


Facts about Rosetta Mission 6: the lander module

The name of the lander module is also unique. It is called Philae. The name was taken from the Philae obelisk.

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Facts about Rosetta Mission 7: selecting the name

The name Rosetta was selected for the name of the mission and probe because the scientists wanted to understand more about the beginning of the solar system and comets.

Facts about Rosetta Mission 8: the total mass of Rosetta bus

Let us find out the total mass of Rosetta buss. It has the weight of 6,600 lb or 3,000 kilogram. The weight of the science instruments is 346 lb. The Philae lander has the weight of 220 lb.

Rosetta Mission

Rosetta Mission

Facts about Rosetta Mission 9: the location of the scientific instrument

The scientific instruments were located at the top of the spacecrafts.

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Facts about Rosetta Mission 10: the heaters

Since rosette will be distant from the sun, it maintains the warmth by having heaters.

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