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Grand finale of Rosetta aircraft, be ready!!!

We are just 2 days away from the soft landing of the Rosetta spacecraft on Comet CG/67P and the end of satellite operations. The millions of measurements made will keep scientists busy for many decades to come. Rosetta is expected to execute its ‘collision manoeuvre’ on 29 September at 20:50 GMT / 22:50 CEST, at an altitude of about 19 km from the comet. This will set it on course to collide with the comet on 30 September within 20 minutes of 10:40 GMT / 12:40 CEST.
Are you planning some event for those 2 days? It is a once in a life time event we should all be part of! You can download our Hook up with Rosetta kit! It contains not just an amazing exhibition, but also events and workshops that you can use to make the most of the conclusion of this pioneering mission. You can find out about the latest updated version of this kit here.
Besides this collection of resources that we are now sharing with you, ESA has shared the schedule of the extensive coverage that ESA TV proposes for the grand finale of the Rosetta spacecraft:

29 September
12:30-15:30 GMT / 14:30-17:30 CEST: Live webcast from ESA's European Satellite Operations Centre. (ESOC)
Scientific media briefing with thematic presentations on Rosetta scientific results, (see link* below for more details)
16:00 GMT/ 18:00 CEST: Latest images and interviews from ESA ESOC on ESA TV FTP: ftp:tvdownload.esa.int/
Login: esa / Password:ftp4esa

30 September
07:45 GMT / 09:45 CEST: Start of live transmission from ESA ESOC Rosetta master control room (MCR)
08:00 GMT / 10:00 CEST: Rosetta last command
10:30 GMT / 12:30 CEST: Start of ESA TV programme for sat and web with cameras at ESA ESOC in Rosetta MCR, Principal Investigators Scientific Area and Conference Room
11:20 GMT / 13:20 CEST: Rosetta touchdown on Churyumov–Gerasimenko (+/- 20 minutes)
12:15 GMT / 14:15 CEST: end of live transmission
16:00 GMT / 18:00 CEST: Rosetta highlights on ESA TV FTP: ftp:tvdownload.esa.int/
Login: esa / Password: ftp4esa

*For further information and live stream please see:


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