philae lander

Concerns over ESA’s Data Release Policy Amidst Rosetta Comet Landing

This week, history was made as the Rosetta mission's Philae lander touched down on the surface of 67P/Churnyumov-Gerasimenko. Days before…

7 years ago

Philae Ready to Take Flying Leap to Historic Comet Landing (Coverage Information)

We are now in the final hours before Rosetta’s Philae lander is released to attempt a first-ever landing on a…

7 years ago

Comet’s Head Selected as Landing Site for Rosetta’s Historic Philae Lander

The ‘head’ of the bizarre comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been selected as the primary landing site for the Rosetta spacecraft's attached…

7 years ago

How Do You Land on a Comet? Very Carefully.

ESA has announced that on September 15, the team from the Rosetta mission will reveal the landing site for the…

7 years ago

Rosetta Now Up Close to Comet 67P – Snapping Mapping Mosaics for Momentous Philae Landing

Four-image photo mosaic comprising images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera on 31 August 2014 from a distance of 61 km…

7 years ago

5 Landing Site Candidates Selected for Rosetta’s Historic Philae Comet Lander

Five candidate sites were identified on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for Rosetta’s Philae lander. The approximate locations of the five regions are…

7 years ago

Coma Dust Collection Science starts for Rosetta at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

With the historic arrival of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft at destination Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko flawlessly accomplished on August…

7 years ago

What’s Ahead for Rosetta – ‘Finding a Landing Strip’ on Bizarre Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Where would you land here? Newly released NAVCAM image taken by Rosetta on 5 August 2014 from a distance of…

7 years ago

Rosetta on Final Approach to Historic Comet Rendezvous – Watch Live Here

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft on final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in early August 2014. This collage of navcam imagery from Rosetta…

7 years ago