Many Universities around the UK have been involved in the mission, developing instruments and preparing to analyse images and data received from the comet.
Researchers at the OU designed and built the Ptolemy instrument on the Philae lander and are on the science teams for the GIADA, MUPUS and SESAME instruments.
Researchers here designed and built the Plasma Package Interface Unit (PIU) for the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC), are leading the operation coordination and archiving of RPC sensors, and are on the science teams for the RPC and ROSINA instruments.
Oxford scientists worked on the concept and design for the VIRTIS infrared spectrometer and will model the scattering of light through the dusty coma to understand dust physics and comet activity.
Members of Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) science team researching many aspects of comet-solar wind interactions and associated ground-based observations.
Queen Mary scientists are on the science team for the CONSERT instrument and hope that it will privide important new information regarding the deep interior of comets.
Researchers in Kent are on the science team for the OSIRIS instrument and are part of the team of astronomers observing comet 67P from ground-based telescopes.
Members of the astronomy team observing the comet 67P from ground-based telescopes around the world providing up-to-date information on the comet to aid Rosetta's design and the on-going mission operations.