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Rosetta scientists confident that Philae lander will

Rosetta scientists confident that Philae lander will reactivate early next year

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists involved with the ESA’s Rosetta mission say there is “no doubt” that the now-dormant Philae lander will wake up, and that it will be “in good shape” once it receives...

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color comet
2014-12-03 05:05:23

The release of the first color image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet upon which the ESA’s Philae probe landed last month, suggests that it may not be steel gray or charcoal black as previously believed.

philae landing
2014-11-21 04:09:35

It might just be a two second clip of what sounds like some rustling paper or a dull thud, but the recording of the Philae lander’s touchdown on Comet 67P/C-G allows astronomy enthusiasts to hear just what making history sounds like.

philae organic molecules
2014-11-28 06:10:00

Before the Philae lander’s batteries depleted late last week, one of its instruments was able to detect organic molecules on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P/C-G), scientists involved with the mission have confirmed.

Philae_touchdown
2014-11-15 06:32:32

As had been feared, the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe has run out of power following a rough landing that caused it to come to rest in the shade, thus preventing its solar panels from receiving enough sunlight to keep the its battery charged.

Philae lander
2014-11-14 07:14:29

Just two days after its dramatic arrival on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA is concerned that the Philae lander may only have a few hours of power left, prompting them to make the bold decision to begin drilling.

singing comet
2014-11-12 03:18:03

A set of instruments on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has picked up a mysterious "song" from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The sounds are thought to be oscillations in the magnetic field around the comet.

Philae_separation_node_full_image_2
2014-11-12 12:15:55

Today’s historic comet-landing mission has come to a successful conclusion, as the ESA confirmed at 11:03am EST via its Twitter account that it had received a signal from Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).

2014-11-11 23:11:05

DUNMORE’s Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) films and tapes help solve the mission critical challenge of maintaining operational temperature while the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft

2014-11-07 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television and the agency's website will provide live coverage from 9-11:30 a.m. EST (6-8:30 a.m.

comet 67P
2014-11-07 11:52:36

After sailing through space for more than 10 years, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is now less than a week shy of landing a robotic probe on a comet.


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