Thursday June 4, 2020

Ireland’s Space Odyssey

With a minister who believes in aliens and a growing number of Irish companies targeting the sector, is the space industry here about to take off?

6th August, 2017

The world was watching when the Philae lander became the first man-made object to touch down on a comet. The event three years ago did not go smoothly – Philae bounced across the surface of the comet because its two onboard harpoons did not fire to anchor it.

But when it landed near a cliff on the surface of the comet, the communications equipment still worked, and it was able to send back valuable data...

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