Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Philae gets green light for historic comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the green light for its unmanned Philae probe to attempt the historic first landing on a comet. At a press conference at at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, representatives of ESA and the German Aerospace Centre told the media that both the Rosetta mothership and the Philae lander are in excellent shape for Wednesday morning’s (GMT) planned separation and landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko... Continue Reading Philae gets green light for historic comet landing

Section: Space

Tags: Comets, ESA, Historic, Philae, Rosetta, Spacecraft

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