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Sun's out, guns out: Plucky Philae probot WAKES UP ... hits 'snooze'

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Re: Excellent work!

The biggest cost in these missions is not the hardware. It's in the launch (lots and lots of expensive hardware with tight tolerances that is likely to go BOOM if shortcuts are taken) and the support (lots of expensive data links, radio dishes, personnel, etc.).

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