New Rosetta and Philae animation from ESA

Nov 07

Rosetta and Philae animation image. Image credit: ESA / Rosetta.
Only a few more days till the big event: The landing of the Philae lander on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is planned for next Wednesday the 12th of November. At 8:35 GMT the lander will be released from the Rosetta spacecraft, and the landing itself is planned for just after 16:00 GMT.

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David Morrisons NEO news (7th of November 2014)

Nov 07

NEO NEWS (07 November 2014)  Comet Landing, Comet Composition, and Asteroids as a Stepping Stone to Mars
 
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HOW TO LAND ON A COMET
NASA Science News November 3, 2014
 
Generally speaking, space missions fall into one of three categories: difficult, more difficult, and ridiculously difficult. Flybys are difficult. A spaceship travels hundreds of millions of miles through the dark void of space, pinpoints a distant planet or moon,






David Morrisons NEO NEWS (28 Oct 2014)

Oct 28

COMET SIDING SPRING ENCOUNTER WITH MARS
 
Comet Siding Spring came close enough to Mars that its visible coma barely brushed the planet. This is the closest comet encounter with either Earth or Mars ever observed. Several spacecraft in orbit around Mars observed the comet flyby.
 
Images were taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014. Comet Siding Spring is on its first trip this close to the Sun from the Oort



NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review 2014

Oct 10

NEOShield PM2 Group Photo

Group Photo of the participants and reviewers of the NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review 2014.

In the beginning of October the NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review has been successfully held at the Airbus DS premisis in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

NEOShield PM2 working

NEOShield Team working hard during the NEOShield Progress Meeting and Formal Review 2014.

During this three day activity