Associazione Arma Aeronautica Sezione Roma 2 Luigi Broglio

ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet

Comet Interceptor Concept

‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic VisionProgramme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its journey into the inner Solar System.

The mission will travel to an as-yet undiscovered comet, making a flyby of the chosen target when it is on the approach to Earth’s orbit. Its three spacecraft will perform simultaneous observations from multiple points around the comet, creating a 3D profile of a ‘dynamically new’ object that contains……..

 

Credit: ESA (European Space Agency)

 

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