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Rosetta – Philae landing

The event on 12 November 2014 – Live streaming on the ASI Web TV

The countdown for Philae landing is becoming more and more imminent.

Next 12 November the Rosetta spacecraft will be so close to the comet 67/P Churyumov Gerasimenko that it will be able to drop the lander. Philae is expected to reach the comet’s surface between 4.30 and 5.00 p.m. and its arrival signal is expected to be emitted in this period of time.

The Italian Space Agency celebrates this historical time by organizing an event at its headquarters. The event will start at 3.30 p.m. and will be broadcasted live on the ASI Web TV

The ASI management will take part in the event, as well as experts from the ASI Universe Exploration Unit and ESA and scientific community representatives. The ASI President Roberto Battiston will participate in live broadcast from the ESA center in Darmstadt. The event will consist of experts’ speeches, live images from Darmstadt and videos.