Philae Lander

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Philae landers tight spot on comet prompts tough decisions for Esa

13 November 2014 | 4:47 pm Rosetta mission controllers must decide whether to risk making lander hop from shadow of cliff blocking sunlight to its solar panels Rosetta missions Philae lander: follow latest developments The robotic lander that touched down on a comet on Wednesday came to rest on its side in the shadow of a cliff, according to the first data beamed home from the probe. Pictures from cameras on board the …

Philae lander bounced off target, in 'shadow of a cliff'

13 November 2014 | 3:08 pm Brooks Hays DARMSTADT, Germany, Nov. 13 (UPI) — The Philae lander is roughly half a mile from where it intended to land on comet 67P after a couple of bounces sent it bumbling into a crater.

Stable Philae lander sends back first images from surface of comet

13 November 2014 | 1:48 pm The Philae probe is alive and well a day after the first successful spacecraft landing on a comet, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly where it is on its new home.

Rosetta lander Philae reaches surface of Comet 67P | Digital Trends

12 November 2014 | 6:57 pm However, after some check-out time for the landing at the ESA flight control center, a spokesman said all had not gone as planned with the comet lander known as Philae (pronounced fee-lay). Preliminary indications suggest …

Rosetta Philae Lander Harpoon Issues – Business Insider

12 November 2014 | 5:39 pm At 11:05 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 12, European Space Agency mission control confirmed that the Philae lander had successfully touched down on the comet67P/Churyumox-Gerasimenko. But some problems with the …

Rosetta's Philae lander touches down on comet after 10-year quest

12 November 2014 | 4:09 pm After Rosetta's ten year journey — capped off with the smooth 7 hour descent of its Philae lander — an explosion of elation went up in the European Space Agency's mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany. At around …

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