Philae’s Multiple Landings

Data from both the Philae lander and Rosetta orbiter experiments have been used along with simulations based on Philae’s mechanical design to reconstruct the lander’s attitude and motion during its descent and multiple touchdowns on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November, 2014.

Video Credit: ESA

1 thought on “Philae’s Multiple Landings

  1. Poor little guy! Not enough gravity to stick a landing, just bouncing off energy until he settles down.

    I’ve seen people park at Walmart like that.

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