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The Landing(s) of Philae and Inferences on Comet Surface Mechanical Properties

Biele, J. and Ulamec, Stephan and Maibaum, M. and Roll, R. and Witte, L and Jurado, E. and Munoz, p and Arnold, W. and Auster, H. U. and Casas, C and Faber, Claudia and Finke, F and Fischer, Hans-Herbert and Geurts, K. and Güttler, C. and Heinisch, P. and Herique, A. and Hviid, S. and Kargl, G. and Knapmeyer, Martin and Knollenberg, Jörg and Kofman, W. and Kömle, N. I. and Küchemann, O. and Kührt, E. and Lommatsch, V. and Mottola, S. and Pardo de Santayana, R. and Remetean, E. and Scholten, Frank and Seidensticker, Klaus J. and Sierks, H. and Spohn, Tilman (2015) The Landing(s) of Philae and Inferences on Comet Surface Mechanical Properties. Science, 349 (6247). American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa9816 ISSN 0036-8075

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Official URL: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6247/aaa9816


Philae, a lander, is part of the Rosetta mission to investigate a comet. It is has been delivered to the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. This allowed the first in-situ measurements of a cometary surface. We report the precise circumstances of the landing and the bouncing of Philae. We used engineering data in conjunction with operational instrument data for reconstructing the bouncing trajectory and the rebound parameters. These data also provide information on the mechanical properties (strength, layering) of the comet surface. The first touch-down (TD1) site, Agilkia, appears to have a granular soft surface (1 kPacompressive strength) of at least ~20 cm possibly on top of a hard layer, while the final landing site, Abydos, shows a hard surface.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96901/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Landing(s) of Philae and Inferences on Comet Surface Mechanical Properties
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Biele, J.jens.biele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, Stephanstephan.ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Maibaum, M.michael.maibaum (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roll, R.Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, GöttingenUNSPECIFIED
Witte, Llars.witte (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jurado, E.Centre National d'Études Spatiales, 18 Avenue Édouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Munoz, pEuropean Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC), Robert-Bosch-Straße 5, 64293 Darmstadt, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Arnold, W.Fraunhofer-Institute for Nondestructive TestingUNSPECIFIED
Auster, H. U.Institut für Geophysik und Extraterrestrische Physik der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Casas, CEuropean Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC), Robert-Bosch-Straße 5, 64293 Darmstadt, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Faber, Claudiaclaudia.faber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Finke, Ffelix.finke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, Hans-Herberthans-herbert.fischer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Geurts, K.koen.geurts (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Güttler, C.Max-Planck-Institut für SonnensystemforschungUNSPECIFIED
Heinisch, P.Institut für Geophysik und Extraterrestrische Physik, Technische Universität Braunschweig Mendelssohnstrasse 3, 38106 Braunschweig, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Herique, A.Lab. de Planétologie et de Géodynamique, Faculté des Sciences, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Hviid, S.stubbe.hviid (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kargl, G.Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Knapmeyer, MartinMartin.Knapmeyer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-2514
Knollenberg, Jörgjoerg.knollenberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kofman, W.CEPHAG, Observatoire de GrenobleUNSPECIFIED
Kömle, N. I.Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Scieces, GrazUNSPECIFIED
Küchemann, O.oliver.kuechemann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kührt, E.ekkehard.kuehrt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lommatsch, V.valentina.lommatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mottola, S.stefano.mottola (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pardo de Santayana, R.European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC), Robert-Bosch-Straße 5, 64293 Darmstadt, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Remetean, E.Centre National d'Études Spatiales, Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Scholten, Frankfrank.scholten (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seidensticker, Klaus J.Klaus.Seidensticker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sierks, H.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Spohn, TilmanTilman.Spohn (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:31 July 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1126/science.aaa9816
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Keywords:67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Philae, bouncing, touchdown, multiple landings, landings
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: Berlin-Adlershof , Bremen , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Institute of Space Systems > Explorationssysteme
Deposited By: Bründl, Tara-Marie
Deposited On:19 Oct 2015 10:35
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:51

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