ESA Historic Rosetta Mission On Course To First-Ever Comet Touchdown – 12 November 2014

RT logoA lander from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space mission is on course to descend and harpoon itself to the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. It has been chasing the space wanderer through the solar system for more than 10 years.

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The agency is set to attempt the risky landing on Wednesday, with the separation of the Philae lander planned for about 09.03 GMT and touch down occurring about seven hours later, at 16:02 GMT.

The final check confirmed that all systems of the Rosetta probe are functioning properly and its Philae lander is ‘go’ for comet landing, reported ESA.

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