Rosetta 2014 - Session at AGU Fall Meeting
Start date: 15 Dec 2014
Address: Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
The Rosetta mission is the third cornerstone mission of the ESA programme Horizon 2000. The aim of the mission is to explore comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by remote sensing, to examine its environment in situ and its evolution in the inner Solar System. Launched in March 2004 the spacecraft entered deep space hibernation in June 2011. Nearly 10 years after launch, in January 2014 the spacecraft woke up from hibernation and in subsequent months carefully approached and mapped the comet, finally rendezvousing in August and in November deploying a lander, Philae. This marks the beginning of the escort phase of the mission which lasts through to end 2015.
This session at the 2014 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) welcomes papers on preliminary results from Rosetta's characterization, mapping and landing phase, including simulation and theory papers, implications for comets and solar system origins, as well as results from ground based observations of the Rosetta target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.