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Philae's first touchdown seen by Rosetta - before landing

Philae's first touchdown seen by Rosetta - before landing


Date: 11 November 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Location: Above the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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This image was recorded by the navigation camera (NAVCAM) on board Rosetta as the orbiter flew over the (intended) Philae landing site on 12 November.

The image was taken on 12 November 2014 at 15:30:32 UTC, 3 min 34 sec before touchdown.

The landing time was 15:34:06 UTC on 12 November 2014 onboard the spacecraft.

At the time this image was taken, Philae was approximately 250m above the surface.


Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 23 September 2021
28-Nov-2021 23:48 UT

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