Rosetta's Last Act

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenkoon on September 30, 2016. NASA contributed three instruments to Rosetta - ALICE, MIRO, and IES - plus a significant portion of the electronics package for another instrument, ROSINA. More information on Rosetta's finale at http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/news/rosetta-finale-set-30-september

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  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory