Reconstructing Philae’s flight

 
Published on Nov 12, 2015

Data from both the Philae lander and Rosetta orbiter experiments, as well as simulation results based on Philae’s mechanical design have been used to reconstruct the lander’s attitude and motion during its descent and touchdowns on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.

The new animation presented today, one year after Philae touched down on the comet, focuses on Philae’s dramatic two-hour flight from Agilkia to Abydos.

More details in the Rosetta blog: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/11/...

 

Credit: 

  • The video was prepared with inputs from the ROMAP
  • RPC-MAG
  • OSIRIS
  • ROLIS
  • CIVA CONSERT
  • SESAME and MUPUS instrument teams
  • and with lander house keeping data from the Lander Control Centre at DLR.