PHILAE, the Lander of the ROSETTA Mission on its way to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

  title={PHILAE, the Lander of the ROSETTA Mission on its way to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko},
  author={Stephan Ulamec and Jens Biele and Sylvie Espinasse and Berndt Feuerbacher and Martin Hilchenbach and D. J. P. Moura and Heiko Rosenbauer and Hartmut Scheuerle and R. Willnecker},
  • Stephan Ulamec, Jens Biele, +6 authors R. Willnecker
  • Published 2004
  • Geography
  • “Rosetta” is a Cornerstone Mission of the previous Horizon 2000 ESA Programme. Its goal is to rendezvous with comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a 10 years cruise and to study both its nucleus and coma through an orbiting spacecraft and a landed platform. The latter, named “Philae”, after the island where the obelisk was found which helped together with the stone of Rosetta to decipher the Egyptian hieroglyphs, has been designed to land softly on the comet nucleus and is equipped with 10… CONTINUE READING

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