Asset Publisher

Philae search: current CONSERT ellipse

Philae search: current CONSERT ellipse


Date: 11 June 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Copyright: See below

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
6-Feb-2023 02:34 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/wbp6J68

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation

Further Readings