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Rosetta and the Rubber Duck

Of all the many space projects ongoing at the moment, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission is the one that is exciting me the most. 203 more words


Career Stories: Dominic Doyle, Senior Optical Engineer, ESA

Dominic Doyle talks to Smart Futures about his career as the Senior Optical Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA)

(Picture of Dominic Doyle as reflected in the Herschel Telescope during its final preparation for launch in the cleanroom at the launch site in French Guiana) 700 more words

Career Stories

Rosetta: Once Upon A Time...

…there was a spacecraft called Rosetta. Rosetta had been traveling in space for 10 years, towards a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In time, Rosetta was able to see the comet in the distance, there was only a little way to go now… 565 more words

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First update to GMWRAG self-help pages.

As well as making the social security appeal form freely available in a manner apparently impossible for HMCTS, GMWRAG has immediately updated its new self-help section to give claimants and representatives access to the Hardship Payment application form. 236 more words

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07/22/2014 - Ephemeris - Rosetta spies a cosmic rubber ducky

Ephemeris for Tuesday, July 22nd.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours even, setting at 9:18.   The moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 3:38 tomorrow morning.  260 more words

Ephemeris Program

Rosetta mission approaching its comet for August 8 arrival

From a press release of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, July 17, 2014:
As ESA’s spacecraft Rosetta is slowly approaching its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (see p. 340 more words


The dual personality of Comet 67P/C-G - movie

Adapted from an ESA press release, July 17, 2014:
New images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal an extraordinarily irregular shape (see p. 213). It has become clear that this is no ordinary comet. 260 more words