Rosetta’s Philae lander – a real personality

Good news that all is on track for Philae to attempt to land on a comet tomorrow. Even better, it seems to have developed a personality:

For some reason, when the lander is powered up, it switches to the back-up computer briefly before changing to the main one. Accomazzo says that this is just part of the spacecraft’s “personality”.

Sounds like something from the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

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