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Rescue attempt at the end of Philae’s primary mission

Submit on Friday, November 14th, 2014 22:59

Europe’s Philae lander was busily conducting experiments on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with just hours of onboard battery life left. It is estimated that the probe will have gathered at least 70 to 80% of the scientific data expected during the mission’s primary phase, possibly up to 90%, before running out of power. An attempt to move the lander into a more favourable position was at least technically successful. Whether it will prolong the lander’s life remains to be seen.

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