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Rosetta's First Earth Swing-by

Rosetta's First Earth Swing-by


Date: 03 March 2005
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: East coast of the USA
Copyright: ESA

This image was taken at 21:57 UTC by one of Rosetta's Navigation Cameras during the spacecraft's first Earth swing-by on 4 March 2005. At this time, Rosetta was passing over the east coast of the USA near Norfolk, Virginia. This view includes Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where the first heavier-than-air flight was made in December 1903.

The picture is 1024 × 1024 pixels in size and covers a field of view (FoV) of 5 degrees × 5 degrees.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jan-2022 07:59 UT

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