Farewell to Rosetta - mission complete

European Space Agency ends the mission with a controlled impact into comet surface

The European Space Agency (ESA) has concluded the historic Rosetta mission as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.

Nexans provided the electrical harnesses for Rosetta over a decade ago to Astrium (UK & Germany) under a contract for ESA. The looms were built in Brussels and took over 3 years to manufacture requiring over 12000 electrical connections.

The ambitious project to land a probe on a comet in deep space has captured the imagination and inspired the next generation of scientists & engineers around the world.

Visit the ESA website for the full details of the mission.   

'Ambition - The Epilogue' film

Watch the short epilogue to the original film 'Ambition'

Video & images courtesy of European Space Agency - ESA

Nov 2014

Congratulations to the European Space Agency (ESA) on the historic mission to land a probe on a comet. The probe Philae touched down at approx 17.03hrs CET on Wednesday 12th November.

Despite the publicised obstacles and challenges still to be overcome, getting this far is an amazing achievment. You can follow the mission using the twitter feed on the right, or visiting the ESA webpages linked.


'Ambition' - The Film
Rosetta : The ambition to turn science fiction into science fact

In advance of the historic comet landing, 'Ambition' is a film collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, the film was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London.

Video & images courtesy of European Space Agency - ESA


The Project to Date

Watch the video below for some background on the project.

Video & images courtesy of European Space Agency - ESA