John Zarnecki (OU)
Alan Fitsimmons (Belfast)
Summary: On July 10th of this year, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft performed a close flyby of the 100-km asteroid Lutetia, the largest minor body ever visited by a spacecraft. Rosetta is currently en route to a rendezvous with comet P/Churymunov-Gerasimenko in spring 2014, culminating in the touchdown of its lander Philae onto the surface of the comet in November 2014. First results from the Lutetia flyby will be presented at this meeting, along with planning and prospects for the cometary encounter.
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