After over 1.5 years of collecting dust COSIMA was shut down on 27.09.2016, as ROSETTA was on its final way down to the comet. We are very proud about the instruments which worked during the whole mission and collected an impressive amount of scientific data.
See the ESA blog for more detailed numbers and information: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2016/09/26/living-with-a-comet-a-cosima-team-perspective/
January 2015: ESA published new COSIMA findings on their ROSETTA blog:
November 2014: The 12th and 13th November were especially interesting days for everyone at von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH (vH&S). We were awaiting, with bated breath, the touchdown of the landing robot Philae, part of the ESA Rosetta mission, on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko or "Chury" as some like to call it. Great relief as the news came from ESOC in Darmstadt that Philae first touched the comet at 5:02 pm (CET) on 12.11.2014. The first of Philae's feet to touch the comet was foot "Y+", measured on the lander by a number of devices including the small instrument CASSE, developed here at vH&S in Schwetzingen.
We congratulate the Philae lander team on this amazing success and look forward to Philae sending lots of valuable measurement data from the comet. More details to come in the following days.
For pictures, see the german press-release.
DE: Das von vH&S entwickelte CASSE Instrument hat den Klang der Landung von Philae aufgenommen:
EN: ESA today released a soundfile created by our CASSE instrument:
DE: COSIMA, das von der von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH entwickelte Staubspektrometer hat erste Spuren von Sodium und Magnesium detektiert:
EN: COSIMA, developed by von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH detected the first traces of sodium and magnesium: