In other words, are the photos transferred "live" to Rosetta or did they plan to transfer them after landing? (and would they have been lost had the landing failed)
(yes, I am aware that "nice photos" are less important for mission control than for regular public like me :))
I meant hypothetical failed landing, where Philae could not land and started drifting into space, or tipped over randomly. What would happen then?
Assuming Philae can't be contacted, did Rosetta receive the descent photos before landing? (so they are safe and can be transmitted to Earth)
Or maybe Philae can be contacted by Rosetta even if it does not maintain the correct attitude and can still transmit any data it records?