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Rosetta to Deploy Lander on 12 November

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.

Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, October 5
A Model of the very real 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (C-G) comet at the AxS Festival 2014 | Curiosity,

 

'J' Marks the Spot for Rosetta's Lander

The European Space Agency's Rosetta's lander, Philae, will target Site J, an intriguing region on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.

Replay: Rosetta landing site announcement

At a press conference at ESA Headquarters on 14 September, the final selected target was announced, along with a backup.

Philae’s primary landing site

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.

Rosetta Infographic

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