Phi­lae lan­der on Comet 67P/Churyu­mov-Gerasi­menko

Phi­lae lan­der on Comet 67P/Churyu­mov-Gerasi­menko
Credit: ESA/ATG Medialab.

Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

With the Phi­lae lan­der, for the first time ev­er, sci­en­tif­ic da­ta was gath­ered from the sur­face of a comet. Phi­lae, con­trolled and mon­i­tored by the Lan­der Con­trol Cen­ter (LCC) in Cologne, land­ed on the comet on 12 Novem­ber 2014. It con­duct­ed sci­ence ex­per­i­ments on the sur­face for some 60 hours and was able to send all the da­ta it ac­quired to Earth.

With the Philae lander, for the first time ever, scientific data was gathered from the surface of a comet. Philae, controlled and monitored by the Lander Control Center (LCC) in Cologne, landed on the comet on 12 November 2014. It conducted science experiments on the surface for some 60 hours and was able to send all the data it acquired to Earth.

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