On Monday, 20 January, the Rosetta wake-up event at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, will be streamed live to the web, via the main ESA web site beginning at 10:15 CET (09:15 GMT). Interviews and updates will come from the conference centre at ESOC and from the Main Control Room, where the signal indicating Rosetta has woken up will be received and confirmed.

wu_webcast_thumbThe programme schedule is below. The programme may change depending on developments during the day, and particularly, on when the spacecraft signal will be received.

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Rosetta Wake Up Event Programme
20 January 2014
Times given in CET – GMT/UTC +1

Morning media briefing live from ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt
10:15–10:20 Introduction
10:20–10:30 Welcome address from ESA’s Thomas Reiter, Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations
10:30–10:40 Alvaro Gimenez, ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, presents Rosetta in the Science Programme
10:40–11:10 Live reports from ESA’s Main Control Room:

  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA, speaks on Rosetta – a European success story
  • Matthew Taylor, ESA’s Rosetta project scientist, explains the scientific preparations and expectations
  • Paolo Ferri, ESA’s Head of Mission Operations, on 10 years of Rosetta operations
  • Andrea Accomazzo, ESA Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager – operational challenges of the mission
  • Mark McCaughrean, ESA Senior Scientific Advisor, on comets and the evolution of our Solar System
11:15–11:25 Live from the ESOC Conference Centre

  • Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chair of the German Aerospace Centre and Chair of ESA Council, will speak on Germany’s role in Rosetta, followed by a question and answer session
Afternoon programme: Highlights, science achievements and operational challenges of the Rosetta mission – plus: live updates from Main Control Room
14:00-14:20 Rosetta orbiter science: Holger Sierks, Principal Investigator of OSIRIS, and Joel Parker, Deputy Principal Investigator ALICE
15:15-15:25 Paolo Ferri: Mission operations update
15:30-15:50 Rosetta, comets and asteroids: Gerhard Drolshagen, Gerhard Schwehm, both ESA scientists, together with Norbert Peiler, Airbus Defence and Space
16:45-16:50 Andrea Accomazzo: Mission operations update
17:00-17:20 Rosetta’s lander, Philae: Jean Pierre Biebring, Principal Investigator of CIVA/ROLIS, Wlodek Kofman, Principal Investigator CONSERT, and Stephan Ulamec, DLR’s Philae Lander Manager
End of scheduled programme
18:30-19:30 Waiting for signal receipt – live programming and updates from ESOC