Europe's comet chaser
The Rosetta mission

Rosetta - Europe's comet chaser

The Rosetta mission, being undertaken by ESA, aims to research the history of how our Solar System was formed by investigating one of the oldest and most primordial of heavenly bodies, a comet. The mission consists of one orbiter and the Philae lander. DLR played a major role in building the lander and runs the lander control centre which prepared and oversaw the difficult task of landing on the comet on 12 November, a feat never before accomplished.

The latest images acquired during the Rosetta mission are available in our image gallery.

The latest information on the Rosetta mission can be found on the following social media channels:

Video Status report on Philae from Lander Control Center

YouTube Rosetta mission - Philae lander videos

Twitter @Philae2014

DLR on Facebook

Twitter @DLR_en

Say goodbye to Philae

On 27 July 2016, the Electrical Support System (ESS) on Rosetta, which is used to communicate with Philae, will be switched off to save energy before September 30, the day the Rosetta mission will come to an end.

We invite you all to help us and our partners say goodbye to Philae. Full blogpost...