Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_comet_46p_winners.thumb.jpg.b3d48fd93cbd17bff31f578b27cc6f0d.jpg

Jonk

10 minutes until Roseaat / Philae sparation...

Recommended Posts

Great to watch this live - a tense few hours to come now

Sent from my iPhone from somewhere dark .....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes hopefully the number crunching on the gravity etc. works out.

It'll be such a shame to fall at the last hurdle, but nature has a habit of being a bitch!

I just noticed my typo on the tread title...can someone change it please?! I can't....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:alien: Hope they don't land on any Klingons ! :eek:

Don't be ridiculous! If you look at the terrain, it's clearly more likely to be Clangers! [emoji1]

Seriously though I hope all goes well. Exciting stuff!!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How cool would it be if they found evidence of another robot on the surface?!! Mind boggling stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How cool would it be if they found evidence of another robot on the surface?!! Mind boggling stuff.

Nah - they chose option J because it is on the other side from the alien fleet...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How cool would it be if they found evidence of another robot on the surface?!! Mind boggling stuff.

If they do, what are the odds that it will have "Made in China" written on it?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha! Yeh it would be sooo funny.

Anyway, I think the first update is due - they don't know where the lander is!

Is it on course?

Has it floated away?....tense stuff.

The guys on in the control room look sooo nervous...it's hard not to feel nervous here too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It must have been a very nervous moment.  Quite a few things can go wrong trying to establish a 3-way comms link under those exacting conditions.  Well done to all involved, and good luck for the even more tricky bit to come!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Dropped live link and won't reconnect  :mad:

Dave

The number of connections went from 160k to 150k, and is now 141k and dropping.  I assume that is because they're all at lunch and nothing is happening.  I've just tried a 2nd connection and it's not hooking up for me either.  Maybe they're taking the opportunity of a quiet period to do some last minute maintenance on the servers?

Edited by Treeden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have connected again.  Phew, I was beginning to have conspiracy theory type thoughts about what they did not want us to see!  :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The schedule has science update and first pictures at 12:00 GMT but at the moment the live feed is a control room with nothing much happening

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Put this on the wrong thread really... :p But indeed (seemingly):

The fat controller reporting folks has / have have gone to lunch!
Possible images of descent in next hour(s)? Hi-Res stuff later? :)
I gather there might be problems with the engine that holds Philae
in place when / if the harpoons are fired? But, even if it crashes
(nooo!) or bounces, we should see down to centimetre scales... :cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The schedule has science update and first pictures at 12:00 GMT but at the moment the live feed is a control room with nothing much happening

This is just typical as I'm on lunch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.