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Philae - Landing and Science Operations on a comet

Ulamec, Stephan and Biele, Jens and Fantinati, Cinzia and Gaudon, Philippe and Geurts, Koen and Jurado, Eric and Maibaum, Michael and Salatti, Mario (2015) Philae - Landing and Science Operations on a comet. IAA Low Cost Planetary Mission Conference, 9.-11. Juni 2015, Berlin.

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Philae is a comet Lander, part of Rosetta which is a Cornerstone Mission of the ESA Horizon 2000 programme. Although Rosetta is not a low cost mission, the Lander, a contribution by an international consortium including scientific institutes, was provided with relatively moderate funding. Philae landed successfully on comet 67P/ Churyumov Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. After several bounces Philae came to rest on the surface of the comet nucleus and sent back to Earth a plentitude of scientific data. All ten instruments of its payload have been operated at least once. Due to the fact that the Lander could not be anchored, the originally planned first scientific sequence had to be modified. The final landing area is not very well illuminated by the sun so that long term science operations had to be postponed to closer heliocentric distances. The paper will present the latest results on the anticipated re-activation of the Lander. 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/96225/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Philae - Landing and Science Operations on a comet
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ulamec, StephanDLR-Köln, stephan.ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensDLR-Köln, jens.biele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fantinati, CinziaDLR- Köln, cinzia.fantinati (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gaudon, PhilippeCNES ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Geurts, KoenDLR-Köln, koen.geurts (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jurado, EricCNES, ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Maibaum, MichaelDLR-Köln, michael.maibaum (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 June 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Philae, Rosetta Lander
Event Title:IAA Low Cost Planetary Mission Conference
Event Location:Berlin
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-11. Juni 2015
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:18 May 2015 12:55
Last Modified:16 Jun 2015 11:14

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