ESA Bulletin 137 - The First European Asteroid Flyby
Publication date: 15 February 2010
Authors: Lodiot, S., et al.
Journal: ESA Bulletin
The first flyby of an asteroid by a European spacecraft was a major success, both from the scientific and engineering points of view. This was the first planned scientific objective of ESA's Rosetta mission, and the optical navigation campaign, performed for the first time in Europe, gave results well beyond expectations.Link to publication