Mission: Rosetta
Rocket: Ariane 5
Launch: March 2, 2004 @ 0717:44 GMT
1st Earth flyby:
March 4, 2005
Mars flyby:
Feb. 25, 2007
2nd Earth flyby:
Nov. 13, 2007
Steins flyby:
Sept. 5, 2008
3rd Earth flyby:
Nov. 13, 2009
Lutetia flyby:
July 10, 2010
Begin hibernation:
June 8, 2011
End hibernation:
Jan. 20, 2014
Arrival at comet:
August 2014
Philae landing:
Nov. 11, 2014
End of mission:
December 2015

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By Stephen Clark

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