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Rosetta/OSIRIS image of asteroid Lutetia - from 2 million km

Date: 09 July 2010
Satellite: Rosetta
Copyright: ) ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

This image of asteroid (21) Lutetia was taken on 9 July 2010 at about 03:00 CEST with the Narrow Angle Camera of the OSIRIS imaging system on the Rosetta spacecraft. The image was acquired as part of the optical navigation campaign, in which images acquired by the OSIRIS scientific imager and by Rosetta's on-board navigation cameras are being used to refine estimates of Lutetia's orbital trajectory.


Last Update: 13 July 2010

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