This image was taken by Rosetta’s Navigation Camera on 13 June 13, 2015, shortly before Philae’s wake-up signal was received. The image was taken from a distance of 125 miles (201 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and measures 11miles (17.5 kilometers) across. The comet is orientated with the small lobe towards the right, with the large depression known as Hatmehit visible. Philae is thought to be resting just outside the rim, towards the top right in this image. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This image was taken by Rosetta’s Navigation Camera on 13 June 13, 2015, shortly before Philae’s wake-up signal was received. The image was taken from a distance of 125 miles (201 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and measures 11miles (17.5 kilometers) across. The comet is orientated with the small lobe towards the right, with the large depression known as Hatmehit visible. Philae is thought to be resting just outside the rim, towards the top right in this image.
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on June 13 after 211 days of hibernation has kick-started intense activity.

In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to juggle Rosetta’s flight plan to help with renewed lander science investigations.

Hidden by shadows, Philae shut down on November 15, 2014 after completing its main science operations sequence on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko when the primary battery expired as expected after about 60 hours.

Artistic look at Philae comet lander.  Credit: DLR

Artistic look at Philae comet lander.
Credit: DLR

Watch this replay of a media briefing at the Paris Air Show with members of the Rosetta team. The briefing includes an update on the mission, some of the latest results, and an outline what is in the offing regarding new Philae operations.

Go to:

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2015/06/Replay_of_Rosetta_conference

 

Leave a Reply