The European Space Agency has already announced a date for saying goodbye to Rosetta’s probe, which has been carrying out a mission to study the comet 67P (Churyumov-Gerasimenko) for the last few years. The device that was launched in space 12 years ago will officially end its life on September 30th.
In the fall of this year, the Rosetta spacecraft, sent to space several years ago, will be scrapped to investigate the comet 67P (Churyumov-Gerasimenko) and provide the scientists with information about its composition to determine its origin. After a few dozen months of travel, the device has recently arrived at its destination, providing scientists with valuable data about the cosmos.
The probe, flying with the comet, has traveled 850 million kilometers, making it so far away from the sun that its photovoltaic cells are no longer able to produce enough energy to operate the electronic heating system to ensure that it operates at room temperature. Vacuum, as well as the power of other components.
The scientists found it no longer necessary to count on the operation of the probe, which would soon cease to function, so it was decided that her life would be ended on 30 September, and the whole machinery would be shattered by the rock she accompanies.