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What does Philae do during descent?

What does Philae do during descent?


Date: 15 October 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

Infographic to summarise the measurements carried out by Rosetta's lander, Philae, during its seven-hour descent to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and immediately after touchdown. The time the signal is expected on Earth to confirm separation (09:03 GMT) and approximate time of landing confirmation (16:00 GMT) is also provided. The lander operations are listed in alphabetical order. After touchdown measurements have been made, the lander begins the first science sequence operations (not shown in this infographic).

Credits: Artist's impressions: ESA/ATG medialab

Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Dec-2021 05:32 UT

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