12 November 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Philae will touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the late afternoon (for Europe) of Wednesday 12 November.Site J, the landing site on the ‘head’ of the comet’s nucleus chosen unanimously mid-September by the mission’s scientists and engineers, remains the primary site and Site C on the comet’s ‘body’ the back-up site.
4 June 2010
Waiting for the off
Launch preparations are drawing to a close at the Dombarovski Cosmodrome near the small Russian town of Yasny. The Picard and PRISMA satellites were encapsulated under the Dnepr launcher fairing today, Friday, in readiness for launch scheduled on 15 June.