Memories of Philae

It seems that today is the sixth anniversary of the day (November 12th 2014) that the probe Philae, having detached from its parent spacecraft Rosetta, and subsequently landed successfully (ish) on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

I didn’t realise it was so long ago, but who could forget the feeling of intense excitement we felt on that day as Philae approached its objective?

2 Responses to “Memories of Philae”

  1. Was it successful? We learned a lot, certainly. The scientists did well. But it was a crash landing. ESA has a mixed record of landings. Huygens worked great. Schiaparelli not so much. I wonder whether ESA had any successful landings, other than Huygens.

  2. Pleased to see that the Clangers have made an appearance on your blog!

    Miss Lemon, aka Knitter of Clangers and the occasional Soup Dragon

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