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Artur Chmielewski plenary: Rosetta: Comet-chaser, Comet-lander, and Comet-hopper all in One Mission!

A plenary talk from SPIE Optics + Photonics 2015.

31 August 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201508.21

Artur Chmielewski (Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA)

Rosetta is the third cornerstone mission of the European Space Agency's (ESA) comprehensive Horizon 2000 Programme. It was designed to find, and examine, some of the original material of the solar system.

In this plenary session, Artur Chmielewski of the Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA, reviews the Rosetta Mission, which last year set down the Philae lander on comet "67P" while more than 400 million kilometers from Earth. This photonics-heavy mission wil be conluded by landing the Rosetta orbiter itself on the comet in 2016. 

Artur B. Chmielewski is the US Rosetta Project Manager. He has managed several flight projects at JPL: the Space Technology 8 mission, Mars Telecommunication Orbiter Rendezvous Experiment, Space Technology 6 mission, Gossamer Program, Inflatable Antenna Flight Experiment, and the Cryocooler Flight Experiment. He was also a Project Element Manager on Deep Space 1 mission and a power system engineer for Galileo, Ulysses and Cassini spacecraft.

Chmielewski has degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from University of Michigan and University of Southern California.