(space probe that visited a comet)
Rosetta was an European Space Agency space probe
that rendezvoused with the Comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
It was launched in 2004 and reached the comet in 2014.
A lander, Philae, landed in 2014
but failed to position its solar planes effectively
and achieved only a couple of days' science activities.
The Rosetta science mission continued until 2016 when the probe
was deliberately hard-landed on the comet.
- ALICE - Ultraviolet imaging Spectrograph.
- OSIRIS - optical, spectroscopic, and Infrared remote imaging system.
- VIRTIS - visible and infrared thermal Imaging Spectrometer.
- MIRO - Microwave instrument for the Rosetta orbiter.
- CONSERT - comet nucleus sounding experiment by radiowave transmission.
- RSI - Radio science investigation.
- ROSINA - Rosetta orbiter Spectrometer for ion and neutral analysis (Mass Spectrometer).
- MIDAS - micro-imaging dust analysis system.
- COSIMA - cometary secondary ion mass analyzer.
- GIADA - grain Impact analyzer and dust accumulator.
- RPC - Rosetta Plasma consortium (studied Solar Wind interaction).
- APXS - Alpha Particle X-ray spectrometer.
- CIVA - comet nucleus infrared and visible analyzer.
- COSAC - cometary sampling and composition.
- MUPUS - multi-purpose sensors for surface and sub-surface science.
- Ptolemy - instrument to measure stable Isotope ratios of Volatiles on the nucleus.
- ROLIS - Rosetta lander imaging system.
- ROMAP - Rosetta lander Magnetometer and plasma monitor.
- SD2 - sampling, drilling and distribution.
- SESAME - surface electric sounding and acoustic monitoring experiments.