View Full Version : Rosetta Finally Launches

2005-Sep-11, 04:50 AM
SUMMARY: After a year of delays, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft finally lifted off this morning from Kourou, French Guiana on board an Ariane 5 rocket. The successful launch begins the 10-year journey for Rosetta to catch up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. But first, the spacecraft will need to make three flybys of Earth, and one of Mars. If everything goes well, Rosetta will become the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, and deliver a lander to the surface.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/rosetta_launched.html)
What do you think about this story? post your comments below.