Rosetta Philae probe: Flight Trajectory

We’ve all been hearing about this from everyone but I still can’t believe what just occurred today November 12, 2014. It is the very first time in history that we have landed a spacecraft on a comet.

This is not a project that occurred overnight. The launch occurred on March 2, 2004 and it was set to follow a certain trajectory using orbital paths. Just have a look at the complex planning it took in order for the probe to reach the comet safely.

Rosetta Philae Flight Trajectory

We might not see the value of this achievement yet, but to me it is something that will open up doors to new technology in space exploration with the new intelligence that we gain.


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