Rosetta Mission

Can you put Rosetta in the correct orbit around the comet?

It took 10 years and a 6.5 billion km route for Rosetta to approach comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko. Now, it’s up to you to put Rosetta in the correct orbit. You just have two thrusters to adjust your speed according to 67P’s gravitational field.

Good luck!

Gravity on 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko is weak… very very weak…

The European Space Agency's ambitious mission to land on a comet in deep space is a great opportunity for classroom activities:

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Credit: ESA, image by C.Carreau.