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6 August 2014

Rosetta arrives at Comet 67P: Marc Saunders President of e2v Space Imaging comments

Marc Saunders, President of Space Imaging at e2v
“After a ten year journey, Rosetta will today finally arrive at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This will make history as the first mission to rendezvous with a comet, escort it as it orbits the Sun, and deploy a lander to its surface. Rosettaâ€s instruments will first obtain images of the cometâ€s surface prior to the lander being deployed in November to make an in situ analysis to determine its composition and structure. Here at e2v, we are delighted to have been a part of this journey, supplying Rosetta with five imaging sensors, which will capture these high resolution images and provide science data from the comets nucleus. It is hoped that this analysis may even take us closer to understanding how life started on the earth. This is a proud day for ESA, for e2v and for science”

Media Contact: For enquiries about this statement contact: Jennifer Spencer-Charles; Jennifer.Spencer-Charles@e2v.com

Notes to Editor:

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