Video: Simulation of Rosetta’s final maneuvers and landing on Comet 67P/C-G

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will end soon with the spacecraft touching down onto the icy rock sometime around September 29-30, 2016.

This video animation of Rosetta’s mission end was created with BINARY SPACE’s SpaceTraveller™, “the ultimate Solar System & Space Missions Simulator”:

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2 thoughts on “Video: Simulation of Rosetta’s final maneuvers and landing on Comet 67P/C-G”

    1. I think you misunderstand the purpose of this program. It is a simulation of the actual trajectory and maneuvers planned for the spacecraft. It is not intended to be a game style sim with super realistic graphics accompanied by a pounding soundtrack. The video is a screen capture of a person interacting with SpaceTraveler, selecting points of view, zooming in and out, etc. For students and others interested in the orbital mechanics of such spacecraft operations, it is an excellent sim.

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