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Rosetta's radio signal starts to fade... Credit: ESA

Last call from Rosetta

Going... going... gone! A sequence of screenshots showing the signal from Rosetta seen at ESA's ESOC mission control centre via NASA's 70m tracking station at Madrid during comet landing on 30 September 2016. The peak of the...

DSN Timeline for ROSETTA Landing

Go ROSETTA!

The DSN is honored to be a part of this amazing adventure!

NASA’s Canberra station now tracking Rosetta

The 34m antenna at NASA's deep space complex near Canberra, Australia, is now receiving signals from Rosetta, 511 million km from Earth. Thank you very much NASA and JPL for excellent support! Now! #DSS34 tracking @ESA_Rosetta. Good...

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!!

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...

Waking up with a little help from our friends – Part 2

Not only is NASA helping Rosetta exit hibernation: ESA's very own Mars Express has been standing in for Rosetta in a series of crucial tests to ensure the NASA ground stations are ready to track the comet chaser. Andy Johnstone, from the Mars Express team here at ESOC, sent in this report. Although all the attention for Rosetta wake up is mainly on the spacecraft itself, the other half of the equation is the ground stations that will be used to listen for the signal, NASA's DSS-14 in Canberra and DSS-63 in Goldstone. If, by chance, no signal were to be detected on 20 January, this could mean that either (a) Rosetta...

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?...

NASA says: Good luck, Rosetta!

The very nice folks over at NASA sent a lovely 'remember the peanuts' eCard earlier today, addressed to ESA and especially to the team working on the Rosetta mission. NASA is, of course, one of our long-time partners in the Rosetta mission (And in many other areas - Ed.). For wake-up – happening 807 million km away – the Agency's 70m tracking stations are indispensable, and much appreciated! Thanks, guys! You Rock! Let's dare mighty things together!   Update: Post by Rosetta Mission.

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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...