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    Lander Philae separating from the Rosetta spacecraft and descending to the surface of comet

    Rosetta Space Probe Studying 67P Comet Starts Final Manoeuvre

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    The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta space probe has completed its mission and the final collision manoeuvre has been initiated, the ESA announced.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The space probe is expected to complete the planned collision with the comet ending its mission on Friday, September 30.

    ​Rosetta was launched on March 2, 2004 to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The spacecraft reached the comet in August, 2014 and started orbiting it.

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