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Kamikaze Rosetta probe to ram comet it's chased for billions of miles

cray74

Re: Shame

"I liked the idea of having Rosetta in a parking orbit. "

As I understand it, there isn't a stable parking orbit around the comet. It's too lumpy and too small. Rosetta's sort of been following its solar orbit rather than really orbiting the comet. And what orbiting occurs does so with constant course corrections.

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