What happened to Rosetta and Philae? Rosetta monitored comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s evolution during its closest approach to the Sun and beyond. The mission ended with a controlled impact on the comet on Sept. 30, 2016. Both Rosetta and Philae remain on the surface of the comet.
WHO launched Rosetta? Rosetta was a space probe built by the European Space Agency launched on 2 March 2004. Along with Philae, its lander module, Rosetta performed a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P).
What was the purpose of the Rosetta mission? The international Rosetta mission was launched in 2004 and consists of the orbiter spacecraft Rosetta and the lander Philae. The aim of the mission is to map the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by remote sensing, and to examine its environment in situ and its evolution in the inner Solar System.
Did Rosetta land on the comet? On 12 November 2014, Rosetta deployed the Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae was released at 08:35 UTC/09:35 CET, and touched down (for the first time) about seven hours later. Confirmation of the landing arrived at Earth at 16:03 UTC/17:03 CET.