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Philae search: current CONSERT ellipse

Philae search: current CONSERT ellipse

Date: 11 June 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
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By combining radio-wave data exchanged between Rosetta and Philae as part of the CONSERT experiment with trajectory data and the current model of the shape of 67P/C-G, the location of Philae has been determined to lie within an ellipse measuring approximately 16 × 160 m. The CONSERT ellipse corresponds to the outer limits of the various solutions identified for the likely landing site of Philae, although this depends to some extent on the shape model assumed. More detailed work, including a full account of all the errors involved, is currently in progress by the CONSERT team.

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CONSERT

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jun-2024 12:05 UT

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