Everyone knows that the landing of Philae went a bit out of plan. The Philae lander bounced back twice before landing safely on the surface of the comet.
Recently, scientists of Rosetta comet mission informed that they are pretty sure that Philae lander would restart sometimes in spring or summer of 2015.
The recent movement of the lander provides strong hopes to scientists. In the month of August, the comet moved towards the nearest point to the sun. There are 50 percent chances that the Philae would be able to get large amount of sunlight from that location in the future. The sunlight will provide enough energy to the solar panels of lander so that it can recharge its batteries.
Michael Maibaum, an engineer of Philae system stated that scientists believe that the lander will get sufficient energy to recharge its batteries till the month of March of 2014. Hence, scientists expect a few of the operations of lander to restart in the summer of 2015.
On the other hand, Rosetta which is considered as the mother of Philae lander works flawlessly. Currently, it is observing numerous cometary actions such as jets of material. This is the first evidence scientist found that the nucleus covers itself in a tenuous gaseous cloud.
Furthermore, scientists expects that Rosetta might spot Philae through its high resolution cameras. Earlier, Rosetta and Philae carried out a radio experiment which helps researchers to determine the current position of the lander.
Michael A ’Hearn, a professor of astronomy stated that researchers are unaware of the exact location of Philae. However, they doubt that the lander is at a particular place near the comet. If it’s correct then soon seasonal changes will bring Philae in front of the sun.