SIGNALS ACQUIRED FROM PHILAE 12:07 CET

AOSMission control have regained contact with Rosetta as expected after separation, and with Philae that is now descending onto the surface of Comet 67P/C-G.

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  • Vojta says:

    So far so good. Go Philae!

  • Paulo Costa says:

    Philae is reporting that Agilkians prepared an Insane Mega Welcome Party!

    Congratulations ESA! We’ll love Science even more.

  • Luca Angemi says:

    Thanks for all these great emotions!

  • Mads says:

    Way to go! Is looking forward to see some pics!

  • Harry Bego says:

    So we all missed the Rosatta AOS? When did that happen? Even the presenter woman didn’t get that information.

    Can’t you give us a bit more meat? What’s the current distance from the comet? C’mon guys!

    • SamReciter says:

      Totally agree – why not feeding us hungry nerds with the steady flow of telemetry data – or best – with animations based on the telemetry data =).
      Love the mission, ESA, etc. – but…
      You really have to work a little on your live representation – more information at all – e.g. older Youtube Videos/interviews/Animations while waiting for events – steady flow of all the data you get =).
      Would love to see more – good luck ESA. Waiting for more !

    • Wendy says:

      give ’em a break.. everyone..its a been a while getting there… its there…..be patient. They will share when they can!

  • Mariusz says:

    Fantastic!!! Still 5 hours of terror, can wait to get landing confirmation!!!

  • Raphael says:

    Good luck !!!
    Hope to hear from you soon !!!

  • Chris says:

    Watching the updates from the edge of my seat at work, good luck!

  • Frank Cross says:

    Please, oh PLEASE don’t find the UFO the mad conspiracy theorists have been banging on about!

  • Ross says:

    Hoping for a smooth as can be landing!

  • Jose says:

    So far so good. Philae is been pulled down as espected.
    But the hardest part will be in 3 hours… just less than 1 hour before the starting of the landing window.

    So keep your seat ready and your leg prepared to do the Mambo when the touchdown and harpoon fire sequence is confirmed.

    Loved to see the Rosetta pictures that Philae should have taked when it was released.

  • Jon Goldstein says:

    Congratulations to all who have been involved. This is such an exciting moment. Regardless the outcome of the landing, this mission is already an unqualified success. Hoping for the best!

  • Pato says:

    “La única posibilidad de descubrir los límites de lo posible es aventurarse un poco más allá de ellos, hacia lo imposible.” …. vamos Philae!

  • Robin Sherman says:

    The just finished live presentation was labeled as a focus on science, science instruments yes, but no science results from the last three months. Is Matt Taylor’s science briefing from the 11th going to be available to view please? Emily assured us that we would be getting preliminary results and conclusions on landing day on this blog a while back, no sign of it yet.

  • Rob Hill says:

    All good news so far. Waiting excitedly for the landing. Good luck!

  • Carlos says:

    Good luck ESA! It will be a very nice story…

  • Pablo says:

    Will we see pictures taken by Philae before contact? At which distance?

  • Brenton says:

    This is inspiring engineering and science. Congratulations to all involved. I hope these achievements encourage more to focus on what is possible.

  • Nana says:

    The first and therefore one the most important missions ever.Hope for a safe landing and pressing my thumbs.Good luck ESA.Go,Philae!!!:)))

  • RandomBlank says:

    So, when will FAREWELL1 and FAREWELL2 become available for viewing? Or is Rosetta too busy sending other data and holds these back?

  • Silvio Moraes says:

    Que a Força esteja com você Philae e todos os que estão torcendo pelo seu sucesso, bem como à equipe da ESA.
    Boa sorte.

  • Luis says:

    Philae, yes you can. Looking hearing you very soon.

  • Nicolas says:

    This is it, still 2 hours before humanity will be in contact with a Comet.
    Stop asking questions here as scientists are a little bit busy right now to chat with us.

    Like many others I keep my fingers crossed and can’t stand waiting to see some more pictures from this outstanding adventure.

  • rowby says:

    In my pajamas in Los Angeles watching the live stream. 6:02 am Pacific Time.

    Can’t wait for the landing!!!!!

    …Rowby

  • A S says:

    Yes Yes!

    This is brilliant.
    Just saw the separation images on the live feed. It’s so awe inspiring with the sun visible right in the window.

    Go ESA! Go Space exploration! Go Humankind!

    Go rosetta!!!

  • Chris Timbermont says:

    At the age of ten I witnessed humankind landing on the moon. Now witnessing landing on a comet at the age of 55 I feel like being ten again!!! What an audacity!!! Thank you ESA!!!!

  • stelloid says:

    WOW!! Congratulations on a successful landing over 5 million miles away! What a trip! Peace.

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