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View Full Version : Rosetta Is Happily Awake, But Comet Lander Will Slumber Until March



Fraser
2014-Jan-29, 03:51 PM
Now that Rosetta has (leisurely) arose from a 31-month slumber in space, the next step is to figure out how prepared the spacecraft is for its close encounter with a comet. Early indications show that the orbiting spacecraft is ready to go. Its lander, Philae, is still asleep and the plan isn’t to wake it […]

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