Rosetta, are we there yet?


After ten years and a beauty sleep for two years the satellite Rosetta and his companion Philae reached their destination, the far away comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Considering this tremendous achievement for space flight, Design&Data produced several videos, which call attention to the arrival of the satellite. Three cartoons and one conventional clip in five different languages are there to inspire people around the world.

After ten years, five months and four days, five times orbiting around the sun and altogether 6.4 billion kilometres the satellite Rosetta with the lander Philae arrived at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. And the arrival looks set to become a fundamental event in the history of spaceflight, considering no other satellite tried to land on a comet. The comet's exploration will deliver insight into the solar system's primordial matter.

To commemorate the mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) arranged a social media campaign via the maxim "Are We There Yet". And we support that campaign producing several movies. We crafted the cartoons, which tell Rosetta's story. In March, our first cartoon depicted the story about the satellite's deep slumber.

The new teaser operates as the social media campaign via the mantra "Are we there yet" and thrills people for the arrival. Our conventional clip captures the worldwide enthusiasm for the mission. Last but not least, our third cartoon revolves around the arrival and visualizes the current state of the mission.

We produced the clips in five different languages, translated the scripts in-house and found the fitting voice-over artists for the German, English, Spanish, French and Italian dubbing. In the conventional clip, we emphasised on creating an interesting look: Which we achieved by shooting in slow-motion with up to 400 frames per second.

For more information about the satellite Rosetta ESA's and DLR's website contains further content. In our own YouTube-channel, you can find the cartoons about Rosetta and even more interesting productions. We wish ESA and their satellite success on their exciting mission.