With less than a week to go, the countdown clock is ticking for Rosetta.
I’m so excited! And I’m really hoping for one in the win column on this.
After the latest setbacks suffered in the commercial space sector – namely the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explosion and the “serious anomaly” and loss of life following a failed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test flight – a clean landing and successful science mission would be welcome news for the space industry as a whole.
Go, Rosetta GO!
Image Above: Artist impression of ESA’s Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet image was taken on 2 August 2014 by the spacecraft’s navigation camera at a distance of about 500 km. Spacecraft and comet are not to scale. Credit: Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM