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Updated: Rosetta mission successfully lands probe on comet – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on November 13th, 2014.

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission successfully landed the Philae space probe on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, just after 5am (NZT) this morning. The mission’s attempt to land on the giant ball of ice and dust, whizzing past at 66,000 kilometers per hour, has had scientists waiting more than a decade and is […]

Observing Earth from above: remote sensing and satellite data

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 15th, 2011.

UPDATE: ATV Launch successful (see below) This week, top scientists from the European Space Agency are in New Zealand for the launch of the ‘Johannes Kepler’ unmanned spacecraft, which will be tracked at Awarua Station near Invercargill. The new spacecraft, known as an Automated Transfer Vehicle or ATV, will carry essential supplies to the International […]

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