Credit: ESA

Credit: ESA

Decision time is nearing!

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6.

Scientists and engineers are on the prowl to find a suitable location for the comet lander, Philae.

Five candidate touchdown spots were announced on August 25 for further investigation.

By September 14, the five possible sites will have been assessed and ranked, leading to the selection of a primary landing site and a backup.

The final two sites, along with their operational challenges and scientific expectations, will be presented during an ESA briefing on 15 September 15th – so stay tuned!

Credit: ESA

Credit: ESA

You can do so by watching live as the target for Rosetta’s lander is announced at ESA Headquarters on September 15.

The streaming starts at 0900 GMT / 1100 CEST.

 

 

 

 

The press briefing will be live-streamed at:

www.esa.int/rosetta

and

www.livestream.com/eurospaceagency

 

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