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ESA Hangout: Preparing for Rosetta’s Grand Finale
September 19, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDTFree
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is set to complete its incredible mission in a controlled descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on 30 September. Mission experts joined an ESA Hangout on 19 September to discuss Rosetta’s final days and hours of operation, including expectations for the images and other scientific data that will be collected as the spacecraft gets closer and closer to the surface. They also discuss the exciting discovery of Philae that was made earlier this month.
* Andrea Accomazzo, Flight operations director
* Sylvain Lodiot, Rosetta spacecraft operations manager
* Claire Vallat or Richard Moissl (TBC), Rosetta science ground segment liaison scientist
* Laurence O’Rourke, Rosetta downlink science operations manager (lander search coordinator)
* Moderated by Emily Baldwin, Space Science Editor.