Rosetta 2014: The Final Countdown

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Rosetta media briefing 10 Dec 2013 presented by Paolo Ferri, ESA Head of Mission Operations. The video used in the PPT file is available via:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqcDtRmJbKY

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Rosetta 2014: The Final Countdown

  1. 1. Rosetta 2014: The Final Countdown Andrea Accomazzo and Paolo Ferri ESOC / Mission Operations Department 10/12/13 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  2. 2. Where is Rosetta now? A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 2 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  3. 3. Mission Events  20 Jan 2014 Wake-up – (comet distance 9 Mkm, relative velocity 800 m/s)  Mar/Apr 2014 Power > 650 W (comet distance 5 Mkm, relative velocity 800 m/s). Start payload commissioning. Attempt early comet detection with science camera  May to Jul 2014 Detect and Approach the Comet - comet distance 2 Mkm – 100 km. Slow down (relative velocity) to ca. 0.5m/s  Aug to Oct 2014 Characterise Comet for Landing (comet distance 100-20 km, /relative velocity 1-0.1 m/s)  Nov 2014 Landing  Dec 2014-Dec 2015 Orbit the Comet A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 4 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  4. 4. How does Rosetta wake-up? A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 5 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  5. 5. Where is the comet? The brown line shows the comet position in the sky as seen from Rosetta in May 2014 A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 6 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  6. 6. How do we learn about the comet? Comet Simulated shape to Sun Reconstructed shape A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 8 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use Navigation Landmarks
  7. 7. How do we find where to land? A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 9 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  8. 8. How do we land onto the comet? A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 10 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  9. 9. What do we have to cope with after landing? A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 11 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  10. 10. What will we do after landing? A. Accomazzo / P.Ferri | ESOC | 10/12/13 | HSO-O| Slide 12 ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use
  11. 11. Good Morning, Rosetta! ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use

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