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ESA member states commit funding for Orion service module
Preview: Orion spacecraft poised for critical test flight
Isolated showers, gusty winds expected for Thursday’s Delta 4 launch
Thanksgiving in space
Photos: Delta 4-Heavy ready for Orion flight test
Soyuz ferry craft moved to launch pad
Video: Space station Expedition 42 fit check
Loss of contact with Philae
A few moments after the pirouette, battery voltage suddenly plummeted and engineers said the end was near. Trapped between a rock and a dark place beyond its ability to survive, Philae dutifully sent back stored data and even made fresh measurements until finally, just after 7:30 p.m. (EST-5), contact was finally lost.
Comet lander’s batteries near exhaustion
Trapped in rough, forbidding terrain with its solar panels draped in shadow, the Philae comet lander raced the clock Friday to carry out high-priority science operations, including an attempt to drill into the surface of the nucleus, before exhausting its on-board batteries and effectively losing consciousness.