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DIY Space: Print Your Own Spacecraft

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


Finding a Home for Philae

ESA has shortlisted five potential landing sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where Philae can theoretically drop down and anchor itself.  Now they get the difficult task of narrowing it down to just one, in what looks like a geological bonanza.  Here they are:


Blazing Comets

There’s an awesome graphic making the Internet rounds right now – the city of Los Angeles and Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P), to scale.

That comet isn’t going to hit LA. 2,075 more words

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Possible sites for Philae landing on comet announced

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

Space Exploration

Rosetta: Landing Site Search Narrows

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


BBC News - Rosetta mission: Potential comet landing sites chosen

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