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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

Good luck to Rosetta!

NASA/JPL shout out to Rosetta!

A big shout out from Susan and all the colleagues at NASA/JPL's DSN control center: Less than 45 minutes until Goldstone hears a whisper from space and it will be the long-awaited, sweetest sound ever!! Thanks, guys!!

Ground tracking station spike: What we’re waiting...

What we're waiting for: The spike in the middle will tell us Rosetta's awake!  This screenshot from NASA/JPL simulates the ground station spectrum analyser display expected to be seen later today (for real!) when Rosetta sends its radio shout 807 million km across our Solar System to Earth. And for keen radio engineers out there, this is how the plot will look once Rosetta starts sending telemetry (data), expected about 2 hours after receipt of signal (AOS).  

Waking up with a little help from our friends – P...

On 20 January, our colleagues at NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) will provide a helping hand to Rosetta, catching the initial signal sent from 807 million km via their exquisitely sensitive 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. We spoke with Susan Kurtik, Deep Space Network (DSN) Mission Support Managerat the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, who answered several questions via email. Susan wrote: Our collaboration with ESA has been fantastic in so many ways and we hope that it will become 'routine' for all of our missions! Warm regards and best wishes to for waking up Rosetta! Q. Who are some of the people involved in on the NASA side supporting Rosetta wake up?...

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Entering the Rosetta wake up video campaign: NASA/JPL t...

A super happy video clip from our friends at NASA/JPL giving all the info you need (in 63 seconds) on how to enter the #WakeUpRosetta video selfie campaign! In 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will chase down, and land, on a speeding comet that is racing toward the sun. Before the spacecraft can do this, it has to wake-up its computers from hibernation on January 20, 2014. The European Space Agency has begun the "Wake Up Rosetta" video competition, so get your camera and record a short video of a fun and creative way to wake up the Rosetta spacecraft. ESA will invite two of the top ten participants to...