Rosetta woke up! RSS

21 Jan 2014

Successful wake-up of ESA's comet chaser on 20 Jan.

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.


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