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Philae - First Landing on a Comet

Ulamec, Stephan (2016) Philae - First Landing on a Comet. SpaceOps 2016 - 14th International Conference on Space Operations, 16.-20. Mai 2016, Daejeon, Korea.

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Abstract

Philae a comet Lander which is part of the ESA Rosetta mission successfully landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12th, 2014. The landing followed a careful landing site selection process, based on data obtained with the Rosetta orbiter instruments. After several (unplanned) bounces, Philae performed a First Scientific Sequence (FSS), based on the energy stored in it’s on board batteries. The touch-down dynamics, bouncing trajectory and attitude could be reconstructed a-posteriori. All ten instruments of the Philae payload have been operated at least once. Due to the fact that the final landing site was poorly illuminated, Philae went into hibernation on November 15th, but signals from the Lander were received again in June and July 2015. However, attempts to re-establish reliable and stable communications links, unfortunately, failed. Rosetta is an ESA mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Rosetta's Philae Lander is provided by a consortium led by DLR, MPS, CNES and ASI with additional contributions from Hungary, UK, Finland, Ireland and Austria.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107215/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Philae - First Landing on a Comet
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ulamec, StephanDLR-Köln, stephan.ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 May 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Philae landing
Event Title:SpaceOps 2016 - 14th International Conference on Space Operations
Event Location:Daejeon, Korea
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-20. Mai 2016
Organizer:AIAA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt ROSETTA Lander
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:08 Nov 2016 17:40
Last Modified:08 Nov 2016 17:40

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