ESA says Rosetta in good shape after 31-month snooze
'..The verdict: Rosetta is healthy and ready for its high-stakes approach to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In August, the $1.7 billion mission will arrive in the icy world's neighborhood, becoming the first spacecraft to enter orbit around a comet.'
Read the full article by Stephen Clark at Spaceflightnow.com !
'In November, Rosetta will eject a small German-built lander to latch on to the comet to collect panoramic imagery and drill into its mysterious surface -- another first in space exploration.'
International Rosetta team includes a contribution from Finnish space technology companies Patria (www.patria.fi), FMI (Space, http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/space) and AL Safety Design Ltd. - Product Assurance, www.alsafety.com)
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