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Deputy flight director Elsa Montagnon watching data flow from Philae on the surface of comet 67P/C-G Credit: ESA

Philae still talking!

Rosetta has regained contact with Philae sitting on the surface of a comet (511 million km away!) during tonight’s communication pass, confirming that the lander still has power on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The pass began...

Rosetta calls home

Share with us the excitement and passion as ESA receives the first signal from Rosetta ending 31 months of hibernation! Rosetta playlist via Youtube

The long wait is over

Rosetta is back! Acquisition of signal was confirmed by Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo to the delight of the audience at ESOC and cheers and applause from those involved in the mission worldwide. Former mission manager...

19:15 CET – Waiting for AOS

FOLLOW @ESA_ROSETTA FOR SIGNAL CONFIRMATION Now, the mission control team is waiting for acquisition of signal – AOS – from Rosetta. This image shows the signal analyser display from NASA's 70m tracking station at Goldstone (showing, currently, noise). The...

Waiting in the MCR. Credit: ESA/J. Mai

Views from ESOC MCR

A quick snap of the action this afternoon in the Main Control Room at ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany. Images credit: ESA/J. Mai

Rosetta wake-up timeline 20 January

This post will be updated shortly with a full mission control timeline for 20 January. The Rosetta mission control team at ESOC is expecting to receive the signal between 17:30-18:30 UTC.