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Rosetta On Deck
Rosetta On Deck
21 Jan 2004
(Source: Arianspace)

The Ariane 5 launcher for Europe's Rosetta comet intercept mission is being readied for liftoff on February 26 from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Rosetta will be the first mission ever to land on a comet, making a rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014 and releasing a probe that will touch down on its surface.

Follow the launch preparations with our Mission Update in the News & Information section on the Arianespace web site:

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Last Updated: 21 Jan 2004