The 12 year mission of the Rosetta spacecraft came to an end yesterday, 30 September 2016, at 11.19 UT when the Rosetta comet orbiter was crash-landed on Comet 67P. 'Crash-landed' is perhaps a bit of an exaggeration as it was travelling at about walking pace when it impacted the comet's surface. I have to say it has been an absolutely brilliant mission which I have enjoyed at every phase, and I will miss it(!). Congrats and well done to everyone involved in this historic ESA mission!
Graham Swinerd - I hope to use this page to highlight current major events in space and spacececraft.