Philae lander won't phone home, even with Rosetta calling collect

March 22, 2015 9:43 PM

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Philae lander won't phone home, even with Rosetta calling collect

The Rosetta probe's attempts to determine if the Philae lander is alive have come to nought.

The Rosetta mission departed Earth in 2004 and planned to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko a decade later. That plan worked and the probe reached the comet then, as as planned, send the Philae lander to 67P's surface. That plan also worked, mostly, save for Philae landing in a spot where its so...

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