Rosetta, ExoMars & OSIRIS-REx: present and future robotic exploration of the Solar System

Rosetta, ExoMars & OSIRIS-REx: present and future robotic exploration of the Solar System
Speaker:  Maurizio Pajola - NASA, Washington, D.C.
  Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM Sala verde

The ESA Rosetta mission has revolutionized the study of comets thanks to the huge wealth of data obtained in the two-years observation of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In particular, the high-resolution OSIRIS images have unveiled amazing details of the comet surface, studying its changes as it approached perihelion, the cometary activity and the formation of the coma. The first part of this presentation outlines the main scientific results of this epochal mission, that ended on September 30, 2016.

The second half of this presentation is devoted to detail two new missions that are going to observe two different targets: the Mars planet (ESA ExoMars mission), and the asteroid Bennu (NASA OSIRIS-REX mission).

Contact person: Fabrizio Boriero
 


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Publication date
January 8, 2018

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