The "Rosetta" Gallery

"Separation"

Artwork by Erik VIktor

Rosetta  

Rosetta separation

2011 - Mission to a comet

After having mapped and visually explored the comet the tiny Roland cometary lander separates from the mother ship Rosetta and prepares to land on the rough surface of the tumbling comet.
The operation will take place in a fully autonomous mode due the huge distance  and resulting telemetry delays. Both the orbiter Rosetta and the Lander Roland will be fitted with artificial intelligence and be able to take decisions on their own with little or no interference from Earth.

Text & digital painting by Erik Viktor.
 

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