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Organization: European Space Agency
Major contractors: European Space Agency
Mission type: Comet Orbiter/Lander
Flyby of: Earth, Mars, 2867 Šteins, 21 Lutetia
Satellite of: 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
Launch date: 2 March 2004
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5G+
Decay: N/A
Mission duration: 16 years, 4 months and 12 days elapsed
NSSDC ID: 2004-006A
Webpage: ESA-Rosetta

Rosetta is an ESA space probe. It is on a mission to study the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The Rosetta mission is made up of two parts: the Rosetta space probe and the Philae lander. The spacecraft was launched on 2 March 2004 by an Ariane 5 rocket. In 12 November 2014 Philae landed but soon lost electrical power and radio contact. Rosetta continued to examine the comet from orbit.

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