After 31 months of hibernation, Rosetta transmitted its first signal meaning that it is in a safe status. This succesful step is just the adventure's beginning...
More challenging steps are ahead for the Rosetta ESOC Flight Control Team: driving the spacecraft to the comet, making it orbit around it and eventually delivering the lander.
LSE Space supports this mission with a Spaceraft Operations Engineer in the ESOC Flight Control Team (Darmstadt, Germany).
All about Rosetta.
Rosetta operations in the ESOC Main Control Room on the wake-up day. Copyright: European Space Agency.
The wake-up signal. Copyright: ESA.
Image top right: European Space Agency.