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View Full Version : Philae Idled Needs Luck, Sunshine to Awake



Fraser
2014-Nov-15, 05:30 AM
Contact with the Philae lander was lost at 6:36 p.m. (CST) this evening November 14th. Without sunlight to juice up its solar panels and recharge the battery, the craft will remain in “idle mode” – maybe for a long time. All its instruments and most systems on board have been shut down.*(...)Read the rest of […]

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