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Multi-instrument analysis of Rosetta data – Establishing a new paradigm for cometary activity

Objective

The MiARD project will use a wide range of data sets from the Rosetta mission (including the Philae lander) to refine the 3D topography of specific areas of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, to study the activity and changes caused by subliming volatiles as the comet nears the Sun, to make inferences about the nature of the top 10 cm of the surface of the comet, to assess whether the landing site on the comet is representative of the entire comet, and to create an improved outgassing model. The new knowledge will be used to improve models of cometary orbits and dust generation in order to allow better hazard assessment.
A strong emphasis will be placed upon public communication activities, making full use of the visual nature of the data products to be produced by the project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planetary geology

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 790
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 236 248,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 430
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 966,25
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTUNG INTERNATIONAL SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATG EUROPE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Huygensstraat 34
2201 DK Noordwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMANUENSIS GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Guerbestrasse 17
3125 Toffen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 002,50
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments