ESAHangout: Where will Philae land?
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Rosetta: Landing Site Search Narrows
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing sites on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its Philae lander.
Landing site search narrows
The approximate locations of the five candidate regions are marked on these OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images taken on 16 August from a distance of about 100 km. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Landing site selection: the race is on
This coming weekend up to five candidate landing sites will be proposed for further analysis (they will be announced on Monday), but what exactly goes into choosing a landing site, and who gets to decide?