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Philae's descent - closing in on the landing site

Philae's descent - closing in on the landing site

Date: 06 November 2014
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab; background image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The final steps of Philae's descent towards Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014, as seen by a hypothetical observer close to the landing site on the comet.

The background image was taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 14 September 2014 from a distance of about 30 km.

Philae was provided by a consortium led by DLR, MPS, CNES and ASI.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Nov-2021 00:34 UT

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