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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rosetta goes on mission today, ESA engages Tweet chat


The European Space Agency (ESA) has disclosed that its anticipated Tweet chat for the robotic space probe known as Rosetta for its Lander Philae attempt has kicked off today, Tuesday, November 2014, reports ITRealms.
According to information available to ITRealms, Philae carries a suite of instruments for imaging and sampling of the comet nucleus, while the Tweet chat is to facilitate question and answers thereby creating more enlightenment engender global know-how with Rosetta Project Scientist Matt Taylor.

ITRealms recalls that Rosetta is the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet which escorted it to orbits, the Sun, and deploys a lander to its surface.

The spacecraft, ITRealms gathered, arrived at the comet - an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, heats up and begins to outgas, displaying a visible atmosphere or coma; on 6 August 2014 following a 10-year journey through the Solar System.

Also, ITRealms reports that the mission is controlled from ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany with contributions from its Member States and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

While ITRealms gathered that Rosetta’s Philae Lander is provided by a consortium led by DLR and MPS (Germany), CNES (France) and ASI (Italy), whereas scientists claimed that this mission is more complex than landing on the moon.

Further, ITRealms reports that ESA TV will host live streaming throughout the mission at http://new.livestream.com/ESA/Cometlanding.

 While, enthusiasts can follow activities on @ESA_Rosetta and @Philae2014 on Twitter.
or hash tagged #CometLanding; #Rosetta and #67p.

Equally, ESA has created Twitter handle for its Science and Robotic Exploration channel, ESA Spaceflight Operations channel as well as its official list of around 50 ESA channels.

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