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Last visit home for ESA’s comet chaser

20 Oct 2009, 09:58 UTC
Last visit home for ESA’s comet chaser

ESA’s Rosetta comet chaser will swing by Earth on 13 November to pick up orbital energy and begin the final leg of its 10-year journey to the outer Solar System. Several observations of the Earth–Moon system are planned before the spacecraft heads out to study comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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