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Demonstrating the Philae lander on the Space Station

Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst demonstrate how Philae will land on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Alexander narrates the story of the Rosetta mission and performs a demonstration that visualises the difficulties of landing on an object...

Rosetta flight control team training at ESOC

The Rosetta flight control team are in training today at ESOC, working in the Rosetta Dedicated Control Room with the experts from the Sim team. They’re simulating 5 May 2014, when a manoeuvre is expected. On that day, the actual one-way signal time will be about 40 minutes; to facilitate today’s sim, they are ‘playing’ the one-way time at just 10 mins.