Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -
Sci Tech

Farewell, Rosetta comet mission

Quicklink Submitted By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message molly cruz     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags  

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 9/29/16

Author 7804
Become a Fan
  (13 fans)

Farewell, Rosetta comet mission | Space | EarthSky

 beginning around October 1, 2016, if the mission were to continue Rosetta’s operators would be facing reduced communications due to a conjunction of the comet and spacecraft. That is, the comet is now edging into the sun’s glare and will soon be behind the sun as seen from Earth. ESA said this is another contributing factor to concluding the mission in late September.

By September 30, 2016, Rosetta will be about 356 million miles (573 million km) from the sun and 447 million miles (720 million km) from Earth.

The one-way signal travel time will be about 40 minutes.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At earthsky.org

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Born in Long Island public school year in Sweden as exchange student, went to Harvard one year, Cooper Union in NYC as Art student. Have two children, one of whom is rock mogul, the other has three daughters, one of whom has two daughters, making me (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -