The Rosetta Mission is the third cornerstone mission in ESA's Horizon 2000 program. The purpose of the mission is to rendezvous with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, gather information on the comet as the spacecraft orbits it, and to land a package of instruments on the surface of the comet.
Scientific objectives of the mission are to study the origin of comets, and the relationship between cometary and interstellar material.
The Rosetta spacecraft launched in March 2004 from Kourou, French Guiana. On its way to the comet it has flown by two asteroids, (2867) Steins on 5 September 2008 and (21) Lutetia on 10 July 2010. In May 2014 Rosetta will rendezvous with 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and gather data on the comet for 18 months.
The mission is scheduled to end in December 2015.
The SBN in cooperation with ESA will archive Earth-based observations of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
This page only shows data sets that have been archived or were CERTIFIED by a peer review and are currently in lien resolution. If you wish to see other Rosetta datasets that have been released but that are NOT CERTIFIED please see our Rosetta Draft Data Set Area.
Use the Small Bodies Data Ferret to find other datasets for this mission/target.
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ground-based observations in support of the Rosetta mission (ground campaign website)