Sunday, 16 November 2014

Philae lander goes to "sleep" after batteries die

After its historic landing on a comet, the Philae spacecraft has gone silent. Trapped on its side in a shadowed hole, the unmanned European Space Agency lander was unable to receive enough sunlight to recharge its battery and contact was lost today at 00:36 GMT when power levels dropped below critical... Continue Reading Philae lander goes to "sleep" after batteries die

Section: Space

Tags: Batteries, Comets, ESA, Philae, Rosetta, Spacecraft, Unmanned

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