MAN MADE OBJECTS ON COMET 67P/ CHURYUMOV-GERASIMENKO

Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects that have reached the surface of 67P/Churyumo-Gerasimenko, which is a 6.44-year periodic Jupiter-family comet.

ESA’s deep space probe Rosetta visited the comet in September 2014 and two month later set up its lander Philae on the surface. Rosetta has also landed on the comet at the end of its mission in September 2016.

Approx. number of artificial objects: 2
Approx. total mass: 1328 kg.

COSPAR IDname typemissionquantity on surfacemass (kg)statusdate/epoch (UTC)
2004-006CPHILAEComet landerROSETTA198LOS, hard landed, defunctNovember 12, 2014
2004-006AROSETTAComet probeROSETTA11230EOM, soft landed, defunctSeptember 30, 2016