Scary safe mode, but all’s well now

The Rosetta blog has been strangely quiet of late, after they had been quite actively posting updates on the status of Rosetta during a critical series of orbit adjustment burns, which I wrote about two weeks ago. The total velocity change that Rosetta needed to make in a series of 5 burns was 778 meters per second, enough to enter planetary orbit. Here’s why Rosetta’s blog was quiet, from an update posted today:A number of events conspired to ….

URL: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002903/

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