Rosetta in intermittent contact with Philae comet lander

The Rosetta spacecraft regained communications with the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on June 13, 2015. Communications has been interittent, and the most recent communications was on July 9. Rosetta continues to take photos and other measures of the comet, as it approaches perihelion.

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was taken from a distance of 85.7 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015. Image credit: European Space Agency

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was taken from a distance of 85.7 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.
Image credit: European Space Agency

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