Rosetta is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).

Details of how, when and where to follow the key moments online, starting with a review of the mission’s impressive haul of science highlights on 29 September, can be found below:

29 September 12:30–15:30 GMT / 14:30–17:30 CEST, science highlights

Tune in to the livestream viewer at or via or ESA’s Facebook page on 29 September for dedicated talks celebrating the scientific highlights of the mission.

Programme overview:

Matt Taylor (ESA’s Rosetta Project Scientist): Introduction

Mohamed El-Maarry (OSIRIS team, University of Bern): Landscapes of Chury

Valerie Ciarletti (CONSERT team, Universités Paris-Saclay): Getting the ground truth about the nucleus

Thurid Mannel (MIDAS team, University of Graz): Dust under the microscope

Jean-Baptiste Vincent (OSIRIS team, Max-Planck Institute for Solar Physics, Göttingen): Cometary activity and fireworks

Andre Bieler (ROSINA team, University of Bern/University of Michigan): Comet activity variation and evolution

Charlotte Goetz (RPC team, Institute for Extra-terrestrial Physics, TU Braunschweig): The singing comet

Cecila Tubiana (OSIRIS team, Max-Planck Institute for Solar Physics, Göttingen): Rosetta’s link to Earth

Kathrin Altwegg (ROSINA team, University of Bern): The cometary zoo

Björn Davidsson (Asteroids, Comets and Satellites Group, JPL): Formation of our Solar System

Matt Taylor: Final comments and close

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