The space instrument COSIMA has collected 35,000 particles of dust from the comet.
The rogue space station is expected to crash to Earth in the next few months.
The Shiaparelli lander will test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover.
New magnetic gears - where the parts never touch - developed for space rovers will extend their operational life.
The European Space Agency put the idea forward in hopes of achieving long-term access to the moon
Scientists will decide whether to risk a complex drilling procedure which would enable the Philae probe to examine samples from the surface of the comet before batteries run out
After a bumpy start, the Rosetta Mission lander is safely on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, collecting science data and images and sending them back to Earth.