News of the WeekSpace Science

Star-Crossed Comet Chaser Eyes New Target

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1638
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5613.1638b

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS-- Rosetta, Europe's groundbreaking mission to chase and land on a comet, has its sights set on a new target: comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Originally due for a launch in January to comet Wirtanen, the $1 billion Rosetta was put on ice due to concerns over the Ariane 5 launcher.