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Rosetta Mission

Series : Facing the Universe, a Dive into Space Research

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  00:11:07  2019  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

In 2004, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Rosetta mission. Its main objective is to analyse the composition of the nucleus of comet Churiumov-Guerasimenko in order to better understand the origin of water and life on Earth.
After a ten-year journey through the solar system, the Rosetta probe succeeded in the double feat of orbiting the comet and then depositing the lander named Philae on the comet's nucleus. Two years of in-orbit and in-situ observations and analyses of Churiumov-Guerasimenko followed until the end of the mission, when the Rosetta probe joined Philae and landed on the comet's surface.
Many French laboratories, including IAS, LESIA and LATMOS, were involved in the development of the instruments on board the probe and its lander.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : MIFSUD Nicolas
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d’extrait de films d’archives, de photographies, d’images fixes et animées prise par la sonde spatiale, d’images en 3D et d’animations en 3D.
Commentaire en voix-off. Interventions en son direct. Musiques
PersonnalitiesBIBRING Jean-Pierre(IAS, UMR CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNES); DORESSOUNDIRAM Alain(LESIA, UMR CNRS, Oberservatoire de Paris, Univ. Sorbonne Université, Univ. Paris Diderot, CNES); CIARLETTI Valérie(LATMOS, UMR CNRS, Univ. Versailles St-Quentin, Univ. Sorbonne Université, CNES); OLLIVIER Marc(IAS, UMR CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNES)
NotesIAS : Institut d’astrophysique spatiale (INSU)
LESIA : Laboratoire d'études spatiales et d'instrumentation en astrophysique (INSU)
LATMOS : Laboratoire "Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales" (INSU)
CNES : Centre National d’Études Spatiales


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Technical Sheet
Item No.6752
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
LaboratoryUMR8617 ; UMR8109 ; UMR8190
Delivery supportDigitalised File