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Rosetta goes to Comet Wirtanen

Rosetta goes to Comet Wirtanen

Publication date: 02 September 1999

Authors: Schwehm, G., Schulz, R.

Journal: Space Science Reviews
Volume: 90
Issue: 1/2
Page: pp. 313-319
Year: 1999

Copyright: Kluwer Academic Publishers

The International Rosetta Mission, approved by the Science Programme Committee of the European Space Agency as the Planetary Cornerstone Mission in ESA's long-term programme Horizon 2000, will rendezvous in 2011 with Comet 46P/Wirtanen close to its aphelion and will study the nucleus and the evolution of the coma for almost two years until it reaches perihelion.

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