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 Post subject: Philae lander
PostPosted: Sun, 14-06-15, 19:13 GMT 
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"Philae has woken up after seven months"
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 Post subject: Re: Philae lander
PostPosted: Sun, 14-06-15, 21:03 GMT 
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yeah, the amazing story now goes on...

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 Post subject: Re: Philae lander
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Perfect timing too, for gathering science on out-gassing, etc as it approaches the Sun!

Ever since it had it's precarious landing, they were hoping that as the Comet approached the Sun that Philae's solar panels would receive more and more radiation each day, enough to replenish it's batteries. It looks as though their wish may be coming true ... touch wood. (or should I say "touch ice")

Here's hoping for a long life for Philae this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Philae lander
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Still sending data packets. Will it be able to resume while still holding all that data? (I read it was somewhere on the order of 8000 packets)

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bah... I see the packets are mentioned in the posted article.


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 Post subject: Re: Philae lander
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And now they also say that the landing in the "dark" spot may have been even better than the original site.

Reason being that Philae may now be able to work longer and send more data during the interesting approach to the sun.

Let's hope for the best.

Maybe it will get even a free round trip. That would be the icing on the cake.


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