Rosetta approaching comet 67P

Follow Rosetta Approaching Comet 67/P on TheSkyLive

After the successful wakeup following the deep space hybernation on January 20 2014, Spacecraft Rosetta is now completing the final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The spacecraft is still 5 million kilometers from the Comet, and the approach period will last until May-June 2014. However, seen from Earth, the two objects are apparently very close, such that…

New Feature: Multiple Objects in Trackers

The tracker pages can now show multiple objects simultaneously. This new feature allows to track approaches and relative positions between different objects. This could be interesting for instance to track spacecraft approaching other Solar System objects. The following screenshot shows the current relative position of the Rosetta Spacecraft and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta will complete its approach…