Close encounters of a comet kind
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Rosetta and Philaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scientific payloads
20 | LAB+LIFE SCIENTIST - January 2015
In March 2004, the spacecraft Rosetta was launched by the European Space Agency - its mission to orbit and land on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. To complete the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted, the orbiter carried 11 science experiments and its lander, Philae, carried 10 additional instruments.
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