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  • Comet update: Philae running on last scraps of battery power


    ​Philae, the washing-machine-sized lander that the European Space Agency has successfully delivered to the surface of a comet, looks destined to complete just a fraction of its scientific agenda as it counts down the final hours before its batteries run out after an landing system malfunction left its solar panels in the shadow of one of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko’s many irregular surface features.


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  • The Right Stuff: Top ten firsts in human spaceflight

    News | 10 Apr 2015 10:34 | Dan Thisdell

    Got any plans for 12 April? Don't forget International Human Spaceflight Dayhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/The-Right-Stuff-Top-ten-firsts-in-human-spaceflight-410981/
  • ANALYSIS: Canada's Héroux-Devtek gears up for big time after landing 777X deal

    News | 23 Mar 2015 10:07 | Murdo Morrison

    Two years ago, Héroux-Devtek was a distant number three in the civil landing gear market, behind Safran’s Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD) and the former Goodrich business of United Technologies (UTC).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Canadas-Hroux-Devtek-gears-up-for-big-time-after-landing-777X-deal-409975/
  • ANALYSIS: On Asteroid Day, take a minute to look skyward

    News | 06 Feb 2015 14:47 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Anybody inclined to look at deep-space exploration mission proposals and their associated budgets and ask “why?” could do worse than consider the problem of so-called Near Earth Objects; that’s jargon for big chunks of rock that orbit the Sun – until they actually hit us. As long as they are out in space, call them asteroids; once they get so near as to be visible streaks of light in the sky, call them meteors – enjoy the spectacle and, for good measure, take cover.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-On-Asteroid-Day-take-a-minute-to-look-skyward-407507/
  • Comet update: Philae running on last scraps of battery power

    News | 14 Nov 2014 18:22 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Philae, the washing-machine-sized lander that the European Space Agency has successfully delivered to the surface of a comet, looks destined to complete just a fraction of its scientific agenda as it counts down the final hours before its batteries run out after an landing system malfunction left its solar panels in the shadow of one of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko’s many irregular surface features.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comet-update-Philae-running-on-last-scraps-of-battery-power-406103/
  • Robospace: Star moments in robotic space exploration

    News | 14 Nov 2014 17:06 | Dan Thisdell

    ​At the end of a week that saw the European Space Agency turn heads the world over by achieving the first-ever soft landing on a comet, we look at the most dazzling achievements in five decades of robotic space exploration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Robospace-Star-moments-in-robotic-space-exploration-406098/
  • Scientific work on hold as ESA determines comet lander's condition

    News | 13 Nov 2014 16:08 | Dan Thisdell

    ​European Space Agency scientists have determined that their robotic lander Philae is on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, but it is not anchored as it should be and it is not sitting level. Philae, the washing machine-sized lander, may have come to rest on the steep rim of a crater after rebounding twice off the surface, following an initial touchdown near the centre of its planned landing site.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Scientific-work-on-hold-as-ESA-determines-comet-landers-condition-406026/