Rosetta's Radiowave Transmission Experiment

Consert on Rosetta

The International > Rosetta Mission is ESA's Rendez-vous Mission with Comet P/Wirtanen.

The objective of the CONSERT experiment is to study a comet at close quarters by placing a lander on its surface and chasing, with an orbiter, the comet for millions of kilometers through space. Comets - among the oldest (4.6 billion years!) and last altered objects in the solar system - are regarded as the building blocks from the planets formed. Thus the Rosetta's discoveries will allow the scientists to learn about the birth and evolution of the planets and about the origin of life on the Earth.

> Science objectives
> Principle of measurements
> Technical description
> Orbiter antenna
> Lander antenna
> Related links
> Consert Publications by MPS members

Related links

The CONSERT experiment is a joint project between France and Germany. Germany is responsible for the CONSERT antennas on the Orbiter and Lander, and France for the electronics. The CONSERT experiment is managed by a > French PI team.

> Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (MPS), > Dr. E. Nielsen, Germany
> Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institut für HF Technik , Prof. P. Edenhofer, Germany
> Laboratoire de Planetologie de Grenoble (CNRS), Dr. W. Kofman, France
Service d'Aeronomie du CNRS , J.-P. Goutail, France

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