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Philae makes historic landing on comet 67P

Philae, the Rosetta mission's lander, touched down on the nucleus of comet 67P on Wednesday 12 November at 15:34:54 UTC, 16:34:54 CET. The radio signal confirming this unprecedented feat was received on Earth a little later at 16:03 UTC, 17:03 CET. plus
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Philae makes historic landing on comet 67P

November 13, 2014

Philae, the Rosetta mission’s lander, touched down on the nucleus of comet 67P on Wednesday 12 November at 15:34:54 UTC, 16:34:54 CET. The radio signal confirming this unprecedented feat was received on Earth a little later at 16:03 UTC, 17:03 CET.

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Philae landing site named Agilkia

November 04, 2014

Thousands of you responded to ESA's call to find a name for Philae's landing site, initially designated ‘Site J'. It has now been named Agilkia. This name was among the proposals from France shortlisted for the competition by CNES... and it was submitted by a Frenchman!

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Philae to land on comet 67P on 12 November

September 26, 2014

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander on 12 November. The chosen landing site will be finally confirmed on 14 October.

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Philae landing site selected

September 15, 2014

After a busy weekend at CNES in Toulouse, Rosetta mission managers have chosen Philae’s landing site: on 11 November, if all goes according to plan, Europe’s lander module will touch down at Site J, located on the ‘head’ of comet 67P.