PIA17666: Rosetta at Comet

Rosetta at Comet


Artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image is not to scale. The Rosetta spacecraft measures 105 feet (32 meters) across including the solar arrays, while the comet nucleus is thought to be about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) wide.

Background Info:

Rosetta is a mission of the European Space Agency, Paris, with contributions from its member states and NASA. Rosetta's Philae lander is provided by a consortium led by the German Aerospace Center, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the French National Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the U.S. contribution to the Rosetta mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

More information about Rosetta is available online at www.esa.int/rosetta and http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
System Periodic Comets
Target Type Comet
Mission Rosetta
Instrument Host Rosetta Orbiter Philae Lander
Host Type Orbiter Lander
Extra Keywords Artwork, Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2014-01-24
Date in Caption
Image Credit ESA/ATG Medialab
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17666
Identifier PIA17666