Comet dust sends Rosetta into safe mode

Rosetta's star trackers (red) are used to orient the spacecraft (Image: ESA/ATG medialab)

Modern deep space probes may be among the most sophisticated pieces of hardware the 21st century can produce, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t susceptible to the age-old problem of dust. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta space probe was thrown into safe mode recently when it was unable to take a simple star fix due to comet dust. .. Continue Reading Comet dust sends Rosetta into safe mode

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Publicado el 08 de April del 2015
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