The European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission is nearing paydirt â€“ landing a robot on a comet.
After a 10Â½-year journey through the Solar System chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Comet C-G), the Rosetta spaceship is scheduled to deploy its lander, Philae. If all goes well, Philae will touch down on the comet’s surface on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at approximately 5:02 a.m. New Zealand time, according to the ESA. It would mark the first landing on a comet in human history.
The ESA and NASA are offering live stream coverage of the Rosetta arrival and Philae landing on Comet C-G. NASA TV’s public UStream channel is embedded at the top of this article.
NASA’s coverage of the landing is scheduled to begin at 3 a.m. NZT.
ESA’s Rosetta #cometlanding webcast on livestream is embedded at the end of this article.
ESA’s live coverage began today and continues throughout the landing on Thursday NZT.