An artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter and the Philae lander. The lander will be ejected from the orbiter in order to land on the comet.
Detailed information about the history of the Rosetta Mission, the orbiter and the lander, their instruments, the origins of the comet and exploration of it can all be found in the Rosetta brochure.
The fact sheet on the Rosetta's Philae lander provide an overview of the contribution made by individual countries in the consortium.
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