The Rosetta Lander ("PHILAE") investigations
Bibring, J.-P. and Rosenbauer, H. and Boehnhardt, H. and Ulamec, S. and Biele, J. and Espinasse, S. and Feuerbacher, B. and Gaudon, P. and Hemmerich, P. and Kletzkine, P. and Moura, D. and Mugnuolo, R. and Nietner, G. and Plätz, B. and Roll, R. and Scheuerle, H. and Szegö, K. and Wittmann, K. and Philae Project Office, and Entire Philae Team, (2006) The Rosetta Lander ("PHILAE") investigations. Space Science Reviews 2007, pp. 205-220. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-006-9138-2.
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Abstract. The paper describes the Rosetta Lander named Philae and introduces its complement of scientific instruments. Philae was launched aboard the European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft on 02 March 2004 and is expected to land and operate on the nucleus of 67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a distance of about 3 AU from the Sun. Its overall mass is ~98 kg (plus the support systems remaining on the Orbiter), including its scientific playload of ~27 kg. It will operate aufomously, using the Rosetta Orbiter as a communication relay to Earth. The scientific goals of its experiments focus on elemental, isotopic, moleculer and mineralogical of the cometary material, the characterization of physical properties of the surface and subsurface material, the large-scale structure and the magnetic and plasma environment of the nucleus. In particular,sub-surface and surface samples will be acquired and sequentially analyzed by a suite of instruments. Measurements will be performed primarily during descent and along the first five days following touch-down. Philae is designed to also operate on a long time-scale, to monitor the evolution of the nucleus properties. Philae is a very integrated project at system, science and management levels, provided by an international consortium. The Philae experiments have the potential of providing unique scientific outcomes, complementing by in situ ground truth the Rosetta Orbiter investigations.
|Title:||The Rosetta Lander ("PHILAE") investigations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Space Science Reviews 2007|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 205-220|
|Keywords:||in situ measurements, cometary nucleus, Lander|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W - no assignement|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W - no assignement|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training > GSOC-German Space Operations Center|
Space Operations and Astronaut Training
|Deposited By:||Sabine Klaas|
|Deposited On:||22 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 14:47|
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