Rosetta Ground Trace of Mars Swing-by
This view of Mars's northern hemisphere shows the ground trace of Rosetta during the swing-by on 25 February 2007. The spacecraft orbit around closest approach is projected onto the Mars globe for the time between 24 February, 23:49:29 UTC (lower right) and 25 February, 02:30:48 UTC (upper left).
Red tick marks are spaced at 5-minute intervals, with the smaller dark tick marks denoting intervals of 1 minute.
The following events are indicated along the track, with their nominal time:
Closest approach occurs at 01:54:12 UTC around longitude 298.2° E and latitude 43.5° N.