Today, we visited the DLR (Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum) in Cologne in order to participate in an international webconference about the Rosetta / Philae mission.
After having arrived at about 10am, we were welcomed by the organisators and could get comfortable. We were glad to have the unique opportunity of taking a look at models and the team's project room.
During the webconference itself, there were three project leaders who gave presentations about different aspects of the mission. The audience consisted of ten student groups from all over the world that were connected via webcams and a live-chat. There were groups from Italy, Poland, Germany, Australia, Sudan, Austria and Egypt. As we were able to participate live at the DLR, we sat behind the project leaders. After the introductary presentations, we were all free to ask questions.
To conclude, we can definetly say that we had a great time today and learned a lot about the Rosetta / Pilae mission. It was even more interesting considering the fact that parts our our CanSat-mission were directly inspired by this one.
We would really like to thank the DLR, espacially Mr Zywicki, for offering us the great opportunity to participate in this conference.
If you wish to get some information on the mission, we recommend the following websites:
http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/ (a blog by the European Space Agency about the mission)
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta (information about the mission - official ESA website)
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10394/ (information about the mission - official DLR website)