The story of Rosetta is building up to the grand final on 30 september. Find what is going to happen in a few day in this cool story.
Once upon a time… Rosetta’s second year at the comet
We haven’t heard from Rosetta for a long time. Now there is an other episode in the “Once upon a time sequel..” Continuing telling the story of the adventures from Rosetta and Philae. Enjoy!
Once upon a time… Living with and on a comet
An other beautiful episode of the awesome animated “Once upon a time…” adventures featuring Rosetta and Philae. This is the rcape of the first year on first year studying Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Find the other episode in the Rosetta categorie
Once upon a time… The continuing story of a #cometlanding
A nice recap of the adventures of Rosetta and Philae and the unexpected adventures of Philae during the landing on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
ESA open sourced Rosetta & Philae construction plans!
In an ongoing effort to bring space exploration to a broader audience, ESA open sourced the construction plans of the Rosetta & Philae comet explorer. It is now possible to build your own comet explorer and sent it of to space…
Rosetta & Philae photos on Earth and background story #cometlanding
Back in 2000, the planning and testing for the Rosetta mission was in full swing. First tests where done with full size models, in the largest vacuum chamber in Europe. Later Rosetta itself was rigorously tested under vibration, in vacuum, cooled down and heated up, to test if all system would function properly in outer […]
André Kuipers interview at Philae landing event #cometlanding
As spaceflight enthusiast we all dream of becoming an astronaut and float weightlessly through space. In our minds, we know that the chances of this dream becoming reality in this lifetime, are slim. But dreaming is a good thing, as it keeps humanity going forward to realize our dreams of becoming a spacefaring species. Living, […]
Philae mission 100% success! Now taking a nap #cometlanding
It was totally awesome to follow all the messages that where live tweeted from the ESA headquarters in Darmstadt. It was also very exciting. Nobody did know if a link could be established between Rosetta and Philae tonight. Philae’s solar panels didn’t catch enough sunlight to charge the onboard battery the battery would be depleted soon. […]