Rosetta is a robotic spacecraft built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Credit: ESA
Artist concept of Rosetta, which is a robotic spacecraft built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Credit: ESA

2014 has all the elements to become an interesting year for Europe in space… Exciting launches, new European astronauts on the ISS, new satellites and landers and important decisions that will mark the direction of Europe’s future space program. But 2014 starts with one name: Rosetta.

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