ESA’s Philae Lander Phones Home after 7-Month Silence

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Philae lander has woken up after seven months in hibernation on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. “Philae is doing very well. It has an operating temperature of minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 35 degrees Celsius) and has 24 Watts available. The lander is ready for operations,” said Dr Stephan Ulamec, the [...] —> Read More