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Rosetta Lander Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Ulamec, S. and Biele, J. and Cozzoni, B. and Fantinati, C. and Gaudon, P. and Geurts, K. and Jurado, E. and Küchemann, O. and Lommatsch, V. and Maibaum, M. and Moussi-Soffys, A. and Salatti, M. (2015) Rosetta Lander Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12.-16. Oktober 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.

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Rosetta is a Cornerstone Mission of the ESA Horizon 2000 programme. In August 2014 it reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a 10 year cruise. Both its nucleus and coma have been studied with its orbiter payload of eleven PI instruments, allowing the selection of a landing site for Philae. The landing on the comet nucleus successfully took place on November 12th, 2014. Philae touched the comet surface seven hours after ejection from the orbiter. After several bounces it came to rest and continued to send scientific data to Earth. 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. Philae went into hibernation on November 15th, after its batteries ran out of energy. Re-activation of the Lander was expected for May/June 2015, when CG would be closer to the sun and, indeed, radio contact with the Lander was re-established on June 13th and for (so far) seven more occasions. 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/98854/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Rosetta Lander Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ulamec, S.DLR-Köln, stephan.ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Biele, J.DLR-Köln, jens.biele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Cozzoni, B.DLR-Köln, barbara.cozzoni (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fantinati, C.DLR-Köln, cinzia.fantinati (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gaudon, P.CNES, ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Geurts, K.DLR-Köln, koen.geurts (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jurado, E.CNES ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Küchemann, O.DLR-Köln, oliver.kuechemann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lommatsch, V.DLR-Köln, valentina.lommatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Maibaum, M.DLR-Köln, michael.maibaum (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Moussi-Soffys, A.CNES ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Salatti, M.ASI RomUNSPECIFIED
Date:12 October 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Phlae, Comet 67P
Event Title:66th International Astronautical Congress
Event Location:Jerusalem, Israel
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12.-16. Oktober 2015
Organizer:IAF
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:27 Oct 2015 17:33
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:55

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