France at the heart of the Rosetta space mission: a unique technological challenge

France at the heart of the Rosetta space mission: a unique technological challenge

The Rosetta probe, an international European Space Agency (ESA) mission, is preparing to reveal the mystery of the evolution of the solar system, through analysis of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a ball of ice measuring 4 km in diameter. France has been very closely involved in this project from the outset, via the French Space Agency (CNES), and represents the main contributor, alongside Germany, for a total cost of almost €1.3 billion. Thanks to its extensive cooperation with all global space powers, CNES plays a decisive role in economic diplomacy.

To read more about the Rosetta Space Mission, please click on the attached document.

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Published on 17/10/2014

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