Andrea Accomazzo

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There's a large part of our flight that we definitely understand, which is the initial part, the high velocity part, the parachute part. It's only the final part when the parachute has been released, the retro thrusters were fired – this part we don't understand what has happened yet.
Oct 21 2016
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Andrea Accomazzo is associated, including Rosetta and Martian. Most recently, Andrea Accomazzo has been quoted saying: β€œFrom the data we have collected, we can also see that the hardware has provided meaningful data. Now it is a matter to analyse why, when we put together this data in the Martian environment, the spacecraft did not behave exactly as we expected.” in the article Still no word on Europe's Mars lander - but ESA hails mission a success.
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The mission is not over for us it continues. We are preparing for the coming days, the coming weeks, the coming months and maybe a couple of years more.

We have been living and flying together for 10 years, now Philae has gone, it's on its path down to the comet.

Now that we have arrived at the comet we have to start characterising this object. This object has a very strange shape. So what we are going to fly in the very beginning is very strange orbits, almost a triangular shape, which allows us to view the object from different angles, and with this we can reconstruct its shape. These arcs that we are flying now in August are bent by the gravity of the comet itself, and this is what we want to measure. We use the spacecraft itself as a sensor for the gravity of the comet.

This is fundamental what we are doing these days for the continuation of the mission. If we have not characterised the comet properly we cannot fly around it. We have to learn to fly around a comet while we are flying around the comet, this is a sort of self-referencing problem and we have to sort it out within a couple of weeks.

We have a very tiny time window to pick up this signal and to command the spacecraft into its next configuration – this is our challenge for the hibernation exit.

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