The Story of Rosetta + Philae

Join Rosetta and Philae on their journey through these animated videos. The fairytale begins at launch and follows the comet-chasing duo on their voyage to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Developed by Design & Data GmbH and ESA, the videos tell the story of the Rosetta Mission as it happened.

 

Wake Up Rosetta

"...A spacecraft named Rosetta was launched into the sky to uncover mysteries of our Solar System. A long journey lay ahead..."

 

This video was released on 20th December 2013 as part of the 'Wake Up Rosetta Campaign' - inviting the public to participate in the #WakeUpRosetta contest. 

Are We There Yet?

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"After a 10-year journey, Rosetta and Philae are impatient to arrive at their destination!"


This video was released on 9th July 2014 as part of the 'Rosetta Are We There Yet?" campaign - inviting the public to take part in a photo content to support the last leg of the spacecraft's epic 10-year voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

 

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Fabulous Fables and Tales of Tails - Are We There Yet?

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"Long, long ago men and women on Earth gazed in wonder at the comets that appeared in the sky. What were these mysterious objects? Rosetta and Philae learn about the history of comets from their grandfather, Giotto."

 

This video was released on 31st July 2014 as part off the 'Rosetta Are We There Yet?" campaign - inviting the public to take part in a photo contest to support the last leg of the spacecraft's epic 10-year voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

 

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Once Upon a Time... - Arrival


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"...there was a spacecraft called Rosetta. Rosetta had been travelling in space for 10 years, towards a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Before long, Rosetta was able to see the comet in the distance, and she took stunning pictures as she got closer and closer.There was only a little way to go now..."

 

This video was released on 21st July 2014 as part off the 'Rosetta Are We There Yet?" campaign - inviting the public to take part in a photo content to support the last leg of the spacecraft's epic 10-year voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

 

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Preparing for #CometLanding

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"Rosetta and Philae had finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta spent many weeks studying the comet, sending lots of information back to Earth. But where was Philae going to land?"

 

This video was released on 5th November 2014. The Twitter Hashtag was #CometLanding.

Once Upon a Time... #cometlanding

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"It is time for the historic moment the world was waiting for: Philae is performing the first soft landing on a comet. But unexpected problems during the landing process led the scientists on earth to hold their breath."

 

This video was released on 9th March 2015.

 

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Rosetta and Philae at Schipol Airport

This short compilation of the adventures of Rosetta and Philae is currently being screened at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport plaza. It features new scenes covering Philae's wake-up and the duo waiting for perihelion.

 

This video was released on 23rd September 2015.

 

Once Upon a Time... Living with a Comet

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"Rosetta tells us what she's learned in her first year studying Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and Philae wakes up from hibernation."

 

This video was released on 3rd December 2015 

 

#LivingWithaComet

 

Once upon a time... Rosetta's second year at the comet

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Rosetta describes the exciting discoveries she made during her second year at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after the comet made its closest approach to the Sun along its orbit. She also tells us about her efforts to contact Philae, and starts counting down to her own mission finale.

 

This video was released on 1st July 2016 

 

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