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Willkommen auf Komet 67P!

13 November 2014

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  • Welcome to a comet
    Welcome to comet 67P!

    The Rosetta lander, Philae, landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014. This image was acquired by the CIVA camera system onboard the lander. On the left of the image, one of the three lander legs can be seen.

Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two CIVA images confirm. One of the lander's three feet can be seen in the foreground.

The Philae lander was developed and built by an international consortium under the leadership of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). DLR contributed three of the 10 experiments on the Philae lander: the ROLIS camera used during the landing phase; the SESAME experiment for seismic analysis of the comet core; and the MUPUS system, designed to measure the thermal and material properties of the comet.

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13/11/2014 13:23:47

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Elke Heinemann
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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Dr Stephan Ulamec
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC), Space Operations and Astronaut Training

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