Space Lander Will Create History As It Makes Final Preparations To Land On Comet

November 5, 2014

After a ten-year journey, Rosetta and Philae had finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.


European Space Agency

On November 12, 2014, the whole world will be watching as the spacecraft, Rosetta, and its robotic lander, Philae, prepare for their biggest challenge yet - landing on a comet.

The biggest challenge has been finding a location on the comet for Philae to land.

Today the European Space Agency released this fantastic three minute animation explaining how it will happen:

The landing site where Rosetta's Philae lander is scheduled to touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been given an official name: Agilkia.

Learn more on ESA.int

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