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_dslr_mirrorlesss.thumb.jpg.5b348d6a5e7f27bdcb79e9356b7fc03b.jpg

Jonk

10 minutes until Roseaat / Philae sparation...

Recommended Posts

Pictures from Philae's descent to the surface of comet 67P a few hours ago today are now coming thought. Here you see the comet looming, and a little bit of the craft itself:

attachicon.gifB2QgRveIAAAjCjM.png

That was from 3km away...the surface photos are due any time now....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From livestream:

"ESATV expected to go live with first science

Live ESA TV report on first science data coming from comet 67P expected shortly"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1m/s is about 2.3mph. I don't know what the landing velocity was though.

Philae was released at 22km and fell to the surface in 7 hours, so average about 3km h-1, probably about 6kmh-1 at touchdown (figures from memory and therefore not reliable but in the right ballpark)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lot's of fervent activity in the SOC, and still over 300k live connections to the feed...

Next briefing 18:30

Edited by Treeden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On BBC radio 4 later today at 21:00.

The Rosetta Mission

Frontiers

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to 67P/Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its most dramatic moment on 12th November. BBC News correspondent Jonathan Amos will cover the event for a special edition of Radio 4's 'Frontiers' programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nv97j

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Postponed til 7pm UTC/8pm CET

Edited by Marki

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations to ESA and all involved. What a proud day.

"That's one small step........"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone connected to the briefing?  I can't get it...

Edit:  Just started.....

Edited by Treeden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're running late again...good job their time-calculations were better with the probe than the briefing ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12/11/2014 19:20

The real error in landing location was much smaller than expected, says Paolo Ferri. It was expected to be a circle around half a kilometre wide.

12/11/2014 19:19

It may be that Philae has settled down in a slightly different landing place. We will know more tomorrow, says Ulamec.

12/11/2014 19:18

There is currently no data link between Philae and Rosetta because Rosetta is on the other side of the comet, but that was expected.

12/11/2014 19:18

"Maybe today we didn't just land once, we landed twice," he says. Mass applause from the room.

12/11/2014 19:17

Some data indicates Philae may have touched down and then bounced off again. It is not clear. The lander may have jumped and started turning, says Ulamec.

12/11/2014 19:16

"We have very good data already," he says, despite the unstable data link. The instruments designed to analyse the comet's surface and insides have taken data.

12/11/2014 19:16

"It is complicated to land on a comet," says Stephan Ulamec. "It is also very complicated to understand what has happend after this landing." They don't yet know whether Philae has fully attached to the comet. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Landing twice, not only the first probe to land on a comet, but the second, and so far last. Have to laugh.

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far ive only seen 1 image fo the surface which i think is from approach, is that all that has been made public thus far or have missed something?

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.