European Space Agency Locates Philae Comet Lander

European Space Agency Locates Philae Comet Lander

After hours of painstaking scouring, the European Space Agency located the Philae comet lander in its first publicly released photos. The pixelated black and white images illustrate a pockmarked landscape with a tiny white dot analysts believe is the comet probe. Gabriele Bellei, flight dynamics specialist, located the trail of dust and the comet’s shadow […]

European Space Agency Reveals Landing Site for Rosetta Comet Lander Philae

European Space Agency Reveals Landing Site for Rosetta Comet Lander Philae

The European Space Agency, ESA, has announced the “perfect” landing site for the Rosetta Mission’s “Philae” lander, on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander will attempt to touchdown on the comet in an area of the comet known as “Site J.” The unmanned space probe Rosetta is scheduled to discharge the landing vehicle at 12:35 AM […]

Rosetta Picks Landing Site

Rosetta Picks Landing Site

Ten years after its launch, European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft Rosetta has picked the site on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko it will attempt to land. The plan is that on November 11 Philae, the spacecrafts lander, will be deployed onto the surface of the comet that is speeding towards an orbit around the sun. Rosetta was launched by […]