The New Rosetta Targets

Observations, Simulations and Instrument Performances

  • Luigi Colangeli
  • Elena Mazzotta Epifani
  • Pasquale Palumbo

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 311)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rita Schulz, Joachim A. Stüwe, Hermann Böhnhardt
    Pages 15-24
  3. D. Bockelée-Morvan, R. Moreno, N. Biver, J. Crovisier, J.-F. Crifo, M. Fulle et al.
    Pages 25-36
  4. M. Weiler, J. Knollenberg, H. Rauer
    Pages 37-46
  5. C. Barbieri, S. Fornasier, G. Cremonese, I. Bertini, M. Fulle, A. Magazzú
    Pages 53-60
  6. M. A. Barucci, M. Fulchignoni, I. Belskaya, P. Vernazza, E. Dotto, M. Birlan
    Pages 69-78
  7. V. V. Busarev, V. V. Bochkov, V. V. Prokof’eva, M. N. Taran
    Pages 79-83
  8. William M. Jackson, Alessandra Scodinu
    Pages 85-95
  9. A. C. Levasseur-Regourd, E. Hadamcik, J. Lasue, J. B. Renard, J. C. Worms
    Pages 111-118
  10. J. F. Crifo, G. A. Lukyanov, V. V. Zakharov, A. V. Rodionov
    Pages 119-130
  11. Marco Fulle, Cesare Barbieri, Gabriele Cremonese, Heike Rauer, Michael Weiler, Giannantonio Milani et al.
    Pages 131-141
  12. J. Agarwal, M. Müller, E. Grün
    Pages 143-152
  13. T. Bagdonat, U. Motschmann, K.-H. Glassmeier, E. Kührt
    Pages 153-166
  14. Ivano Bertini, Nicolas Thomas, Cesare Barbieri
    Pages 167-176
  15. M. Teresa Capria, Angioletta Coradini, M. Cristina De Sanctis, Marco Fulle
    Pages 177-184
  16. A. Coradini, F. Capaccioni, G. Filacchione, G. Magni, E. Ammannito, M. T. Capria et al.
    Pages 223-236
  17. W. Kofman, A. Herique, J.-P. Goutail, Consert team
    Pages 237-256
  18. Kathrin Altwegg, Annette Jäckel, Hans Balsiger, E. Arijs, J. J. Berthelier, S. Fuselier et al.
    Pages 257-269
  19. L. Colangeli, V. Della Corte, F. Esposito, E. Mazzotta Epifani, E. Palomba, J. J. Lopez-Moreno et al.
    Pages 271-280
  20. M. Hilchenbach, H. Rosenbauer, B. Chares
    Pages 289-296
  21. K. J. Seidensticker, H.-H. Fischer, D. Madlener, S. Schieke, K. Thiel, A. Péter et al.
    Pages 297-307
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 309-315

About this book


This volume collects papers presented, as invited and contributed talks or posters, at the workshop on “The NEW Rosetta targets. Obs- vations, simulations and instrument performances”, which was held in CaprionOctober13-15,2003. Morethan100scientistscoveringdi?erent ?elds, such as optical and radio astronomy, laboratory experiments and modelling of comet physics and processes, as well as several Principal Investigators of the instruments on board Rosetta, participated to this highly interdisciplinary workshop. The Rosetta mission was programmed for launch in January 2003 towards the short period comet 46P/Wirtanen and the asteroids 140 Siwa and 4979 Otawara. However, due to problems with the Ariane V launcher, the launch was postponed and the European Space Agency had to identify new mission targets, suitable for a launch window at the end of February 2004. The short period comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenkowaschosenasprimarytargetforthenewbaseline, together with one or two asteroids to be selected, depending on the ?v available after the Rosetta probe interplanetary orbit insertion. After the succe- ful launch of the mission on March 2nd, 2004, the new baseline foresees a double ?y-by with asteroids 21 Lutetia and 2867 Steins, on the way towards the rendezvous with the primary target, that will be reached in 2014. The papers included in this volume cover di?erent complementary ?elds: observations of the new Rosetta targets, laboratory experiments, theoreticalsimulationofcometenvironmentandprocesses,performances of the experiments on board Rosetta spacecraft, also in view of the new mission target(s). Afterthepostponementofthemissionlaunch,comet67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko was the subject of an intense observation campaign, - tween February and June 2003.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Colangeli
    • 1
  • Elena Mazzotta Epifani
    • 1
  • Pasquale Palumbo
    • 2
  1. 1.INAF — Osservatorio Astronomico di CapodimonteNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Università “Parthenope”NapoliItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6683-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2573-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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