Can Philae Changing the Orbit of Comet 67P?

Astronomy Science ~ Philae - robot lander from the Rosetta European Space Agency - was dropped onto the surface of Comet 67P / Churyumov-G...

Astronomy Science ~ Philae - robot lander from the Rosetta European Space Agency - was dropped onto the surface of Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November. However, this maneuver does not change the orbit of the comet.

There are two reasons why this is not possible. The first is when Rosetta went into orbit around the comet in August, this makes their gravitational bound. Comets lose a bit of angular momentum - the amount of rotation - but not at all intrusive Rosetta orbits the comet.

Second, Rosetta weighs 1,230 kilograms (2,712 pounds), while the Philae only weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds). Compared with the comet, which has a mass ten billion tons, they are very light and can not afford to make the comet change its stride.

The surface image of Comet 67P
The surface image of Comet 67P
Second, Rosetta weighs 1,230 kilograms (2,712 pounds), while the Philae only weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds). Compared with the comet, which has a mass ten billion tons, they are very light and can not afford to make the comet change its stride.
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