Philae Landing on comet

Watch Rosetta’s lander Philae attempting comet nucleus landing, Live by ESA.

Update: Philae has landed to Comet’s surface at 16:02 GMT !! A great success for ESA and humanity!

Update: The Philae lander has separated from the Rosetta orbiter, and is now on its way to becoming the first spacecraft to touch down …

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Above a timeline of the science operations that Rosetta’s lander Philae will perform during the first 2.5 days on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.  Credit ESA

According to ESA: all times are subject to change and should not be assumed confirmed. Actual times may vary considerably. Please follow ESA TV, the Rosetta website, the Rosetta blog and ESA social media for the latest updates. All are linked via

One-way light time (OWLT): 00h:28m:20s
Earth distance: 511 million km
CET/UTC offset: 01h:00m:00s
Updated 8.11.2014 to correct 12/11 04:28UTC event and add 01:00UTC event
Updated 12.11.2014 to indicate new GO/NOGO time for Philae lander, now at 02:35 UTC / 03:35 CET

Philae Landing on comet infographic

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