Philae Wakes Up, Makes Contact!
The Philae lander “woke up” yesterday afternoon and contacted Earth for the first time since November. Credit: ESA
Fantastic news! Philae’s alive and kicking. The lander “spoke” with its team on ground via Rosetta for 85 seconds — its first contact since going into hibernation in November.
Signals were received at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt at 4:28 p.m. EDT yesterday June 13. The lander sent more than 300 data packets reporting on its condition as well as information about the comet. (…)
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