20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Laurence O’Rourke

Laurence O’Rourke is the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Science Operations Manager and Philae Lander System Engineer. He led the work of the Lander Search Group formed to find Philae on the surface of the comet and it was due to his detailed analysis that the famous image of Philae on the surface was successfully taken. He gives regular talks on the Rosetta mission including two TEDx talks given in Greece and Portugal.

Talk: Lost and Found – The Search for the Philae Comet Lander


Saturday 2017