Philae

Philae has been in the news a lot lately. Here the latest.

Philae probe 'may be near boulder'

13 November 2014 | 12:59 pm The Philae space probe may have ended up against the side of a large boulder or cliff face, it has been revealed. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/scientists-study-comet-probe-data-043708361.html

Riding a Comet: What's Next for Rosetta's Philae After Historic Landing?

13 November 2014 | 12:34 pm The next few days will be action-packed for Europe's Philae lander, if the probe did indeed manage to survive its historic comet landing intact. Philae, part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission, touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko early Wednesday (Nov. 12), becoming the first spacecraft ever to make a soft landing on one of these icy remnants of the solar system's … http://news.yahoo.com/riding-comet-whats-next-rosettas-philae-historic-landing-123426223.html

Comet lander Philae 'has stabilised'

13 November 2014 | 8:39 am The robot probe Philae that made a historic landing on a comet is now stable after initially failing to attach to the surface, scientists say. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30034060

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 … http://www.businessinsider.com/rosetta-philae-lander-harpoon-issues-2014-11

'This is a big step for human civilization': Europe's Philae probe …

12 November 2014 | 5:30 pm The European probe Philae has made the first-ever landing on a comet, a crowning phase in a quest to explore the origins of the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday. The robot lab landed on … http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/this-is-a-big-step-for-human-civilization-europes-philae-probe-lands-on-a-comet/

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 … http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/12/rosetta-philae-lander-comet-touchdown/?ncid=rss_truncated

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