ROSETTA FINALE: Live stream of ESA's Rosetta / Comet 67p Mission

SpaceVideoPublished: January 31, 2018Updated: February 8, 2018
Published: January 31, 2018Updated: February 8, 2018

the conclusion of ESA's (European Space Agency's) Rosetta mission from 3:15 to 5 a.m PDT (6:15 to 8 a.m. EDT) Friday, Sept. 30, with NASA commentary, interviews and analysis of the successful mission. The Rosetta mission will end with the controlled descent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at around 4:20 a.m. PDT (7:20 a.m. EDT).

Rosetta was launched in 2004 carrying 11 science instruments, with several contributions from NASA including: the Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO); the Alice spectrograph; the Ion and Electron Sensor (IES); and the Double Focusing Mass Spectrometer (DFMS) electronics package for the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion Neutral Analysis (ROSINA). NASA's Deep Space Network supports ESA's Ground Station Network for spacecraft tracking and navigation.

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