Industrial involvement in the Philae Lander
Rosetta's Philae lander is provided by a consortium led by DLR, MPS, CNES and ASI.
The industrial involvement in the Rosetta Orbiter and the mission's ground segment is detailed on a separate dedicated page.
|Institut für Weltraumforschung
|Philae Lander Anchor design and testing (jointly with MPE, Germany, where the hardware was built); Two sensors (ANC-M and ANC-T) within the MUPUS experiment (both sensors are integrated into the anchor tips).
|Finnish Meteorological Institute
|Mass Memory of the Command, Data and Management System (CDMS); Permittivity Probe (PP) as part of the SESAME consortium
|Overall lander architecture and mission analysis; procurement of radio communications units and battery assembly; procurement of CONSERT instrument, procurement of CIVA instrument; procurement of COSAC instrument parts (tanks and chromatography columns); overall engineering and development/operation of the Scientific Operation & Navigation Centre in Toulouse
Overall Lander project management, Lander level product assurance; System, mechanical, electrical and thermal engineering; Coordination of system Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) activities; Delivery of Lander structure, thermal subsystem, flywheel and the Active Descent System (cold gas thruster); The ROLIS instrument; The SESAME-CASSE instrument; Operation of the Lander Control Centre (at MUSC, Cologne); Operation of the Lander Ground Reference Model; Procurement and operation of the Lander Software Simulator.
|University of Münster
|Participation in the MUPUS instrument
|University of Braunschweig
|Participation in the ROMAP instrument
Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
|Coordination and optimisation of payload; Payload engineering; Assembly and integration activities for all Lander models; Eject mechanism; Landing gear; Anchoring harpoon (design and testing was done jointly with IFW, Austria); Command and Data and Management System, Power Control System; Common Electronics Box; COSAC instrument, APXS instrument.
|Design, assembly and testing of Power Conditioning and Distribution Subsystem (PSS); PSS electrical ground support equipment
|SPM instrument; Calibrating and testing of SPM and ROMAP.
|DIM instrument; Calibrating and testing of DIM and SESAME.
|DIM ground support equipment
|Central data and command interface (CIU) for the Command and Data and Management System (CDMS); CDMS flight software; CDMS electrical ground support equipment
|SGF Technology Associates Ltd.
|Command and Data and Management System (CDMS); CDMS flight software
|Space Technology Ireland, Ltd.
|Electrical Support System Processor Unit for the Philae Lander
|Co-Project manager, delivery of SD2 instrument, delivery of Photo Voltaic Assembly, participant in Lander Steering Committee
|Galileo Avionica SpA
|Photo Voltaic Assembly
|Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
|Ptolemy instrument; Thermal design of Philae Lander; Thermal blankets of Philae Lander
|Surrey Satellites Technology Ltd.