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  1. Rosetta and Philae- A unique science adventure

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    August 12, 2015

    The Rosetta spacecraft escorting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is set to reach an important and symbolic milestone during the night of Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 August, when the comet passes perihelion, the closest point on its orbit to the Sun. While waiting for the next attempt to regain contact with the Philae lander, time to look back at some of the highlights of a unique scientific adventure.

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  2. Philae and Rosetta communicate for 20 minutes

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    July 10, 2015

    This confirmed link comes as excellent news in Philae’s evolving mission, which is hotting up as comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko approaches perihelion (its closest point to the Sun, which it will reach on the night of 12 to 13 August). Various communication attempts between Rosetta and Philae have been made in the last few days. However, a stable link between the spacecraft and lander was established yesterday evening on the eighth attempt, running almost uninterrupted for 20 minutes — a real surprise for the teams, who are now analysing the data.

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  3. Philae sets down on the Champs-Elysees, Place Clémenceau, Paris, near the Grand Palais

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    May 4, 2015

    Philae, the now-famous lander launched with the Rosetta spacecraft in March 2004 by the European Space Agency (ESA), is pursuing its mission and will be stopping over at Place Clémenceau, on the Champs-Elysees, near the Grand Palais. It will of course be a full-scale model of the lander that will be on view alongside a 1:6000-scale replica of the nucleus of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko at Place Clémenceau until Monday 25 May.

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