The Rosetta orbiter
Scientific consortia from institutes across Europe and the United States provided the different instruments of the orbiter. Rosetta's industrial team involved more than 50 contractors from 14 European countries and the USA. The prime spacecraft contractor was Astrium Germany. Major subcontractors were Astrium UK who built the spacecraft platform, Astrium France who supplied the spacecraft avionics and Alcatel Alenia Spazio for assembly, integration and verification.
Rosetta's 11 instruments include several cameras, spectrometers and a number of sensors and experiments:
ALICE, Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer
CONSERT, Comet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radio Wave Transmission
COSIMA, Cometary Secondary Ion Mass Analyser
GIADA, Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator
MIDAS, Micro-Imaging Dust Analysis System
MIRO, Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter
OSIRIS, Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System
ROSINA, Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis
RPC, Rosetta Plasma Consortium: Ion Composition Analyser, Ion and Electron Sensor, Langmuir Probe, Fluxgate Magnetometer, Mutual Impedance Probe, Plasma Interface Unit
RSI, Radio Science Investigation
VIRTIS, Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer
This panel is available in a print-ready version for the format 70 × 100 cm, which can be downloaded here as a PDF.
These exhibition panels were originally published on ESA's Exhibitions website.