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Rosetta: Five landing sites selected for Philae
Ariane 5 launch with 2 telecommunications satellites on 11/12 September 2014
Successful launch for Ariane 5 on 16 October 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.