OT.: No Rosetta Swingby Anomaly

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (grd.holtkamp@t-online.de)
Date: Fri Dec 04 2009 - 17:43:36 UTC

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    For those interested in flight dynamics mysteries you can check this:
    "Last week, after analysing the radiometric data gathered by ESA and NASA 
    ground stations that tracked Rosetta during her successful 13 November 
    swingby, ESA's Trevor Morley, the lead flight dynamics specialist on Rosetta, 
    sent us a brief mail update. His report?"
    "For Rosetta's third and final Earth swingby, there was no anomaly." 
    I suppose it is one of those rare moments that flight dynamics specialists 
    rather than being happy that the trajectory came out exactly as predicted by 
    current theories might have preferred to see some deviations...
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
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