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Philae landing site selected

15 September 2014

Philae to land on comet 67P on 12 November

26 September 2014

12 November 2014

If everything goes according to plan, Philae will touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the late afternoon (for Europe) of Wednesday 12 November.Site J, the landing site on the ‘head’ of the comet’s nucleus chosen unanimously mid-September by the mission’s scientists and engineers, remains the primary site and Site C on the comet’s ‘body’ the back-up site.

Philae makes historic landing on comet 67P

Philae landing site named Agilkia

Island on the Nile

CNES and Google's Project Loon collaborate to connect the world to the Internet

New approaches to Internet access.

63rd consecutive success for Ariane 5

The launch

  • Launch date: 6 December 2014
  • Launcher version: Ariane 5 ECA
  • Satellites: DIRECTV-14 and GSAT

ATV-5 undocks from the International Space Station

OSIRIS 11-cm-resolution pictures reveal comet in unprecedented detail

Picard and PRISMA ready for lift-off


4 June 2010

Waiting for the off

Launch preparations are drawing to a close at the Dombarovski Cosmodrome near the small Russian town of Yasny. The Picard and PRISMA satellites were encapsulated under the Dnepr launcher fairing today, Friday, in readiness for launch scheduled on 15 June.

Picard and PRISMA transferred to launch silo


08 june 2010

Le silo

The upper composite of the Dnepr launch vehicle with the Picard and PRISMA satellites was transferred this Tuesday to the launch silo. Initial electrical tests have begun and will continue in the days ahead. The 2 satellites are now patiently awaiting lift-off in the silo until launch day on 15 June.

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