Rosetta: Living with a Comet

Rosetta living with a comet

It is one of the most recognisable space missions of the decade: the Rosetta Mission is the third cornerstone mission the ESA programme Horizon 2000. The aim of the mission is to map the comet 67-P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by remote sensing, to examine its environment in-situ, and the evolution of its activity as it moves through the inner solar system. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the mission up to now and what is in store in 2016. 

 

About MATT Taylor

Matt Taylor was born in London, gained his undergraduate Physics degree at the University of Liverpool, and a PhD from Imperial College London. He began his time at ESA in 2005, working as the Project Scientist for Cluster and the ESA-China Double star mission. Most recently, in 2013, he was appointed the Project Scientist on the Rosetta mission.