Daily Archives: 14-November-2014

Estimating the Weight of Philae on Comet 67P

I have been following the Rosetta mission for years and I have been completely captivated by the Philae probe (Figure 1) landing on the surface of the comet C67P (Figure 2). In addition to watching the television coverage of the landing, I have been reading all the articles I could find. Most of the articles I have read quote information from the ESA website. There is quite a bit of information available on technical details like the battery capacity, lander mass, and power usage. Continue reading

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