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Rosetta mission – measuring success

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Peter Gentle 07.08.2014 16:05
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We speak to the engineering team in Warsaw that constructed measuring apparatus for the Rosetta space mission, now orbiting a far-off comet, ten years after launch.

An undated handout made available by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 06 August 2014 showing an artist impression of ESA's Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA state that Rosetta launched in 2004 will arrive at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 06 August 2014. It will be the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet, escort it as it orbits the Sun, and deploy a lander to its surface: photo - EPA/ESA

The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe's long journey has included zooming past planet Mars and asteroids, looping the Sun five times and clocking up 6.5 billion kilometres in the process.

The probe has now reached the object of its journey - the comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko.

The Space Research Centre at the Polish Academy of Sciences is strongly involved in the Rosetta mission.

Ela Krajewska talks to Jerzy Grygorczuk, who leads the team that constructed highly specialized equipment that will be landing on the elderly comet, which could insight into the origins of the universe, and more.

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