Rosetta is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).
Details of how, when and where to follow the key moments online, starting with a review of the mission’s impressive haul of science highlights on 29 September, can be found below:
- 29 September 12:30–15:30 GMT / 14:30–17:30 CEST, science highlights
- Tune in to the livestream viewer at http://rosetta.esa.int/ or via https://livestream.com/ESA/rosettagrandfinale or ESA's Facebook page on 29 September for dedicated talks celebrating the scientific highlights of the mission.
- Matt Taylor (ESA’s Rosetta Project Scientist): Introduction
- Mohamed El-Maarry (OSIRIS team, University of Bern): Landscapes of Chury
- Valerie Ciarletti (CONSERT team, Universités Paris-Saclay): Getting the ground truth about the nucleus
- Thurid Mannel (MIDAS team, University of Graz): Dust under the microscope
- Jean-Baptiste Vincent (OSIRIS team, Max-Planck Institute for Solar Physics, Göttingen): Cometary activity and fireworks
- Andre Bieler (ROSINA team, University of Bern/University of Michigan): Comet activity variation and evolution
- Charlotte Goetz (RPC team, Institute for Extra-terrestrial Physics, TU Braunschweig): The singing comet
- Cecila Tubiana (OSIRIS team, Max-Planck Institute for Solar Physics, Göttingen): Rosetta’s link to Earth
- Kathrin Altwegg (ROSINA team, University of Bern): The cometary zoo
- Björn Davidsson (Asteroids, Comets and Satellites Group, JPL): Formation of our Solar System
- Matt Taylor: Final comments and close