Preparations and Strategy for Navigation during Rosetta Comet Phase

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Rosetta entered in hibernation mode in June 2011. During 31 months it will fly silently towards its encounter with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The spacecraft is set to reactivate again in January 2014, and four months later the Rosetta Comet Phase will formally start. During this phase Rosetta will detect, approach and fly around the comet to study… (More)

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