Sunday 30 November 2014

Philae: One on One

Various scientists have shared with me their enthusiasm for their work and the Rosetta Mission. The years of planning, testing, and building each component and then "at last" flying it on Tuesday March 2, 2004. But then the wait. "Are we nearly there?" "Is it Christmas?" 20 years is a long time for scientists, too. The following are pictures I took in Göttingen at the MPI for Solarsystem Research. Philae on the ground has all the instrumentation that Philae in 67P has. I will only introduce the instruments as they produce science or are mentioned in questions and answers. Now I will show the legs of the lander.

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