Probe separates from orbiter, heads to comet: ESA

Darmstadt, Germany (AFP) Nov 12, 2014

The European probe Philae on Wednesday was on course to make the first-ever landing on a comet after separating from its mother ship, mission control said.

Philae ejected at around 0835 GMT, said Andrea Accomazzo, flight operations director at the European Space Agency (ESA).

“We see it in telemetry,” he said, amid cheers and relieved applause from members of the team.

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