A few weeks ago the Yomiuri News on-line reported the following:
On the 14th (June) it was made clear by the European Space Agency (ESA) that a small landing machine "Firae" that had a historical comet landing last year, with its communication severed immediately after landing due to no battery, had resumed operation after 7 months.
Firae was separated from the probing machine Rosetta and fell on the comet Churyumofu Gerashimenko in November last year. But during the landing it jumped and landed near an unplanned pit. It could not get the necessary sunlight to re-charge sufficiently, its signal stopped when electricity was used up in 2 and a half days.
According to ESA, on 13th (June) (Japan time on 14th) a signal was received from Firae by the operating center in Germany. The communication time was 1 minute 25 seconds.
Firae was thought to have resumed the normal communication, and it was said that more than 8000 data were recorded. A person in charge of ESA was commenting that "Firae is in an operational mode".
It is nice to know that this space project now can be continued.