Lander bounced twice on Comet

  • The ESA says the Philae lander appears to have landed three times on Comet 67P after bouncing twice and now seems to be in the shadow of a cliff. 
  • ESA says they know where lander touched down the first time; unclear where exactly lander finally rested; ESA scientist says they 'still don't know where lander is'. 
  • Bounce after first landing took two hours and involved lander leaping 1km. 
  • ESA says lander not anchored, may be staying on ground due to its own weight; one 'leg' of the lander is off the surface of the comet. 

ESA media briefing