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Europe's comet-chasing spacecraft launch delayed.

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posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 10:53 PM
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Damn the Wind. Why?

It has made ESA to postpone the already postponed date of launch of the first European spacecraft to land on a comet to Friday.

"Mission managers will attempt the launch again on Friday at about the same time, but if more problems develop, they can try once every day until 17 March."

New Scientist

"This is the first mission to attempt to orbit and land on a comet. Rosetta will take ten years to reach Chury. During its long voyage it will fly three times round the Earth and once around Mars, using the gravitational fields of these planets to slingshot itself into the correct path for the rendezvous."




posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 10:54 PM
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awesome. i had no idea they were even working on anything like that.



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