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Rosetta Wake-up signal cheer
- Title Rosetta Wake-up signal cheer
- Released 20/01/2014 7:34 pm
- Copyright ESA–Jürgen Mai
Mission controllers cheer the first signal received from the Rosetta spacecraft on 20 January 2014. Rosetta had woken up 807 million km away after 31 months of deep-space hibernation. At ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, mission controllers, ESA staff and press waited for the first sign of Rosetta’s revival.
Rosetta is chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, where it will become the first mission to rendezvous with a comet, the first to land on a comet and the first to follow a comet around the Sun.
The greatest adventure in the Rosetta saga has just begun.
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