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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to fly to ISS in 2016

18 March 2014

Long-duration space mission

A comet in two parts

17 June 2014

14 July 2014

Another launch success for Ariane 5: ATV Georges Lemaître on its way to ISS

Rosetta reaches its destination

ATV-5 docked with the International Space Station

Video replay (FR)


Rosetta: Five landing sites selected for Philae

25 August 2014

The Top Five Sites

Ariane 5 launch with 2 telecommunications satellites on 11/12 September 2014

Successful launch for Ariane 5 on 16 October 2014

Philae landing site selected

15 September 2014

Philae to land on comet 67P on 12 November

26 September 2014

12 November 2014

If everything goes according to plan, Philae will touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the late afternoon (for Europe) of Wednesday 12 November.Site J, the landing site on the ‘head’ of the comet’s nucleus chosen unanimously mid-September by the mission’s scientists and engineers, remains the primary site and Site C on the comet’s ‘body’ the back-up site.