Rosetta’s Philae Lander Wake-Up Kicks Off Intense Activity

The European Space Agency (ESA) and its Rosetta mission partners are working to juggle the spacecraft’s flight plan to help with renewed Philae lander science investigations on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA engineers have determined that Philae is already being exposed to sufficient sunlight to heat it to an acceptable operating temperature and to generate electricity. “Power levels [...] —> Read More