Have you ever wanted to build the Kepler satellite? What about the current crowd favorite, the International Sun Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3)? Or maybe you appreciate textures and just want to touch things, such as the moon’s surface, space shuttle flight panels (with switches), or the surface of Chiron. 368 more words
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Researchers have chosen five possible landing sites for a spacecraft that will attempt in November to become the first ever to land on a comet. 701 more words
Using detailed information collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, five locations have been identified as candidate sites to set down the Philae lander in November – the first time a landing on a comet has ever been attempted. 141 more words
Europe’s Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has identified five potential locations for the touchdown.
The choice of sites was driven largely by operational considerations – they are places engineers believe a lander can get down with the least risk. 231 more words