How to Cope With a Burpy Comet: Discussion on EE Times Radio

Join Karen Field, Editorial Director of EE Times, on Friday, Oct. 17, as she discusses with Flight Director Andrea Accomazzo the technical challenges ahead for the Spacecraft Rosetta.

Oct 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Spacecraft Rosetta's flight team prepares for deployment of its lander on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko next month, they also face the most critical technical challenges of the 10-year mission.

Andrea Accomazzo, Rosetta Flight Director and Head of the Planetary Missions Division at the European Space Agency (ESA), will discuss the many challenges -- from the need for greater accuracy in flight path predictions (to keep the lander from missing the comet completely) to the small possibility that the comet, like a flatulent frat boy, might suddenly belch out a gassy plume that could induce a disturbing torque on Rosetta's attitude.

With that in mind, Accomazzo will discuss these technical issues and how the flight team plans to overcome them during a special edition of EE Times Radio on Friday, Oct. 17. The show starts at 2:00 EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT).

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EE Times Editorial Director Karen Field will interview Accomazzo about the challenges ahead in deploying the flight team's lander, Philae, to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014.

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