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Rosetta Mission

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 rendezvoused with 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and gathered data on the comet for the next 18 months. The lander Philae landed on the surface of 67P on 12 Novermber 2014. The mission was granted an extension for another 9 months.
The mission ended with the landing of the Rosetta Orbiter on 30 September 2016.

The SBN in cooperation with ESA will archive Earth-based observations of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

See Rosetta data at the ESA Planetary Science Archive.

This page only shows data sets that have been archived or were CERTIFIED by a peer review (are currently in lien resolution) or certified by ESA PSA. 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.

Instruments

Mission Phases

Please note that the times listed are the official time ranges listed in the mission catalog file. Some instruments deviate from these times by several days or more or combine multiple mission phases.

Phase (Abbreviation) Start Time Stop Time
Cruise Phases: Ground (GRND) N/A 2019-09-30
Launch (LEOP) 2004-03-03 2004-03-04
Commissioning 1 (CVP1) 2004-03-05 2004-06-06
Cruise 1 (CR1) 2004-06-07 2004-09-05
Commissioning 2 (CVP2) 2004-09-06 2004-10-16
Earth Swing-by 1 (EAR1) 2004-10-17 2005-04-04
Cruise 2 (CR2) 2005-04-05 2006-07-28
Mars Swing-By (MARS) 2006-07-29 2007-05-28
Cruise 3 (CR3) 2007-05-29 2007-09-12
Earth Swing-by 2 (EAR2) 2007-09-13 2008-01-27
Cruise 4A (CR4A) 2008-01-28 2008-08-03
Asteroid 2867 Steins Flyby (AST1) 2008-08-04 2008-10-05
Cruise 4B (CR4B) 2008-10-06 2009-09-13
Earth Swing-by 3 (EAR3) 2009-09-14 2009-12-13
Cruise 5 (CR5) 2009-12-14 2010-05-16
Asteroid 21 Lutetia Flyby (AST2) 2010-05-17 2010-09-03
Rendezvous Maneuver 1 (RVM1) 2010-09-04 2011-06-07
Cruise 6 (CR6) 2011-06-08 2014-01-20
Comet Phases Orbiter only: Prelanding (PRL) 2014-01-21 2014-11-19
Escort Phase 1 (ESC1) 2014-11-20 2015-03-10
Escort Phase 2 (ESC2) 2015-03-11 2015-06-30
Escort Phase 3 (ESC3) 2015-07-01 2015-10-21
Escort Phase 4 (ESC4) 2015-10-22 2015-12-31
Extension 1 (EXT1) 2016-01-01 2016-04-05
Extension 2 (EXT2) 2016-04-06 2016-06-30
Extension 3 (EXT3) 2016-07-01 2016-09-30
Comet Phases Lander only: Post Hibernation Commissioning (PHC) 2014-04-09T08:15:25 2014-04-23T15:45:13
Pre Delivery Calib Science (PDCS) 2014-07-13T14:42:56 2014-10-17T20:31:20
Separation Descent Landing (SDL) 2014-11-12T08:35:02 2014-11-12T15:34:04
Rebounds (RBD) 2014-11-12T15:34:05 2014-11-12T17:30:20
First Science Sequence (FSS) 2014-11-12T17:30:21 2014-11-15T01:00:00
Long Term Science (LTS) 2014-11-15T01:00:00.000 2016-09-30T10:39:00.000

Data Sets

Ground (GRND) and Launch (LEOP)

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Commissioning 1 (CVP1) & 2 (CVP2), Cruise 1 (CR1)

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Earth Swing-by 1 (EAR1)

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Cruise 2 (CR2) & Comet 9P/Tempel 1

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Mars Swing-By (includes Jupiter & Io torus) (MARS)

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Earth Swing-by 2 (EAR2)

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Cruise 4A (CR4A)

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Asteroid 2867 Steins Flyby (AST1)

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Cruise 4B (CR4B)

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Earth Swing-by 3 (EAR3)

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Cruise 5 (CR5)

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Asteroid 21 Lutetia Flyby (AST2)

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Rendezvous Maneuver 1 (RVM1)

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67P/C-G Prelanding (Orbiter only) (PRL)

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Post Hibernation Commissioning (PHC)

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Pre Delivery Calib Science (PDCS)

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Separation Descent Landing (SDL)

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Rebounds (RBD)

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First Science Sequence (FSS)

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Long Term Science (LTS)

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Escort Phase 1 (ESC1)

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Escort Phase 2 (ESC2)

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Escort Phase 3 (ESC3)

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Escort Phase 4 (ESC4)

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Extension 1 (EXT1)

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Extension 2 (EXT2)

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Extension 3 (EXT3)

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Other Mission Data

Related Datasets

Use the Small Bodies Data Ferret to find other datasets for this mission/target.

Other Links

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ground-based observations in support of the Rosetta mission (ground campaign website)