The "Rosetta" Gallery

"Final Approach"

Artwork by Erik VIktor

Rosetta  

Rolan Final Approach

2011 - Mission to a Comet

This digital painting  by Erik Viktor  shows final stage of the  Rosetta Landers’ approach towards the dark surface of Comet Wirtanen.
Note the tiny bluish Sun afar and the Rosetta Orbiter in the background.

Just before touchdown on the gravity poor celestial body Roland fires its retrorocket to slow down its descend.

 

© Erik Viktor/Spaceworld 2000

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