After Recovering From Disorienting Flyby, Rosetta Moves Closer to Comet

Credit: ESA
PARIS—The European Space Agency (ESA) has switched on some of the Rosetta orbiter’s science instruments after a close encounter with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 28 confused the spacecraft’s navigational star trackers and sent it into safe mode. Additional instruments will be switched on...

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