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The Little Comet Lander That Could

Osiris Spots Philae Drifting Across Comet 67P/C “These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.” Philae Spacecraft – robotic european space agency (ESA) lander, eBay “Highly complex spacecraft with on-board laboratory, solar panels (requires sun), inter-stellar communications pack. Power system, Thermal control system, Landing gear, Anchoring system (faulty). Buyer must […]

  • NASA Watch
  • November 17, 2014
Philae Has Landed on a Comet

Philae Image of Comet From 3 km “The image shows comet 67P/CG acquired by the ROLIS instrument on the Philae lander during descent on Nov 12, 2014 14:38:41 UT from a distance of approximately 3 km from the surface. The landing site is imaged with a resolution of about 3m per pixel.” Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae probe lands on comet “ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, […]

  • NASA Watch
  • November 12, 2014