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Philae mission 100% success! Now taking a nap #cometlanding

It was totally awesome to follow all the messages that where live tweeted from the ESA headquarters in Darmstadt. It was also very exciting. Nobody did know if a link could be established between Rosetta and Philae tonight. Philae’s solar panels didn’t catch enough sunlight to charge the onboard battery the battery would be depleted soon. …

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Philae landing event @SpaceExpo in Noordwijk The Netherlands #cometlanding

Last Wednesday, ESA Netherlands organized a live media event at SpaceExpo in Noordwijk The Netherlands to watch the landing of Philae on comet 67P.

I was happy to be invited, and that I could share in the joy en excitement, when the signal of the save landing of Philae on 67P was received by ESA in Darmstadt and projected on the big screen at SpaceExpo in Noordwijk.

Philae has landed successful, Rosetta relays telemetry #cometlanding

Yesterday 12 November Philae made a successful landing on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It did not just land one time, but bounced back and landed three times. Clearly the harpoon system didn’t fire so Philae made two hops. First landing 15:34 UTC incoming 1m/s outgoing 48 cm/s and jumped up for about 1km Second landing about two hours …

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Rosetta & Philae #CometLanding 24 hour live webcast 11 NOV 19:00 UT

Live webcast 24 hours webcast Watch the whole event live! Come and watch this live event of the first attempt to soft land on a comet. Start: 11 november 20.00 CET (19:00 UT) Opening landing window: 12 november 16:35 CET (15:35 UT) Expected landing confirmation around 12 november 17:00 CET (16:30 UT) Expected program end …

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