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Comet Update: What's Next for the Philae Lander? - 12 Nov 2014
The European Space Agency's Philae lander touched down on a comet more than 300 million miles from Earth on Wednesday, completing its 10-year journey. The historic landing, scientists hope, will provide them with insights on the origins of our solar ...
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Saft batteries power MASCOT on Asteroid Ryugu

Space Daily - 17 Oct 2018
The MASCOT lander used the same battery type as the 2014's Rosetta mission, when the European Consortium's Philae lander touched down on a comet 720 million km from Earth. The battery on board the Philae lander provided power for 64 hours of ...
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BepiColombo flight director talks mission to Mercury: Exclusive.

euronews - 19 Oct 2018
After a 10-year journey through Space, in 2014, the ESA spacecraft was able to land the small probe Philae on the comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, when it was more than 400 million kilometres from Earth. The Philae Lander,of the Rosetta mission was ...
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Image: Comet landscape

Phys.Org - 01 Oct 2018
This second comet landing followed the pioneering endeavour of Rosetta's lander, Philae, which became the first probe to successfully touch down on a comet on 12 November 2014. With a suite of 11 scientific instruments on board, Rosetta collected an ...
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Easy does it: the tricky job of landing on an asteroid - 23 Sep 2018
This artist's concept of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is from an animation showing the upcoming deployment of Philae and its subsequent science operations on the surface of the comet. (ESA).
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Are Japanese Hopping Robots Safe on Asteroid Ryugu? - 21 Sep 2018
In November 2014, the Rosetta mother ship dropped a lander called Philae onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is about 2.5 miles (4 km) wide. Philae was supposed to anchor itself to the comet's icy surface with a harpoon, but that ...
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New Image Shows the Rugged Landscape of Comet 67P

Universe Today - 07 Oct 2018
The mission was also the first to dispatch a robotic lander (Philae) to a comet nucleus, which took place on November 27th, 2014. While the lander bumpy landing, it still managed to obtain images from a comet's surface. And even though the mission ...
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ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission

Geospatial World (press release) (blog) - 28 Sep 2018
Famously the Philae lander of ESA's Rosetta mission bounced off the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during its 2014 landing, coming down in a shady spot that drained its solar arrays and limited its lifetime. The MINERVA mini-lander ...
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The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet

Live Science - 24 Apr 2018
That's the view from a lander on the surface of a comet. Remember Rosetta? That comet-chasing European Space Agency (ESA) probe that deployed (and accidentally bounced) its lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P? This GIF is made up of images ...
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ESA completes massive archive of Rosetta images and data

New Atlas - 21 Jun 2018
Touchingly, mere weeks before Rosetta finished its mission, the spacecraft was able to finally locate the then-silent Philae lander, with which it had spent 10 years travelling the solar system before finally catching up to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Rosetta spacecraft image archive complete

EarthSky - 22 Jun 2018
Now all high-resolution images and underpinning data from Rosetta's pioneering mission at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are available in ESA's archives, with the last release including the iconic images of finding lander Philae, and Rosetta's final ...
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Balancing Rocks and Philae's Wave

Scientific American (blog) - 28 Jun 2018
In addition to depositing a bold, but only partially successful lander called Philae, the main spacecraft spent two years accumulating a remarkable dataset of imagery, spectroscopy, gas and particle composition, and radar sounding of the cometary nucleus.
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Feast your eyes on comet 67P's surface, with depth cues added

The Planetary Society (blog) - 15 Sep 2018
In November 2014, a little lander named Philae disconnected from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and descended to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae was supposed to fire a set of harpoons and attach itself to the surface, but ...
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A short new movie of a comet's surface is pretty incredible

Ars Technica - 25 Apr 2018
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014 and subsequently became the first mission to ever orbit around a comet. Additionally, its small Philae lander became the first to touch down on a ...

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