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Successful Mars Swingby

Successful Mars Swingby

25 February 2007

At 02:57 UT 25 February, mission controllers at ESOC, ESA's Space Operations Centre in Germany, confirmed Rosetta's successful swingby of Mars.

Prior to the flyby the main Rosetta spacecraft was able to capture a series of images of Mars using the OSIRIS instrument.  These images reveal atmospheric structures in the polar regions. 
 

NAVCAM image from 237 477 km

OSIRIS two colour composite

Structure in Martian atmosphere

Ultraviolet image

For updates visit: ESA Rosetta Swing-by

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Sep-2019 00:59 UT

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