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Media briefing: Rosetta wake-up and the year ahead
- Title Media briefing: Rosetta wake-up and the year ahead
- Released: 10/12/2013
- Length 01:52:28
- Language English
- Footage Type Live Footage
- Copyright ESA
On 20 January 2014, after 957 days of hibernation in deep space, ESA’s comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft is set to wake up automatically en route to the destination it has been travelling towards for nearly a decade. In preparation for the critical activation and the challenges that lie ahead for Rosetta, members of the media were invited to a briefing by ESA’s science and mission control experts and partners on Tuesday, 10 December 2013, at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.
Speakers and presentations:
Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin, ESOC Head of Communication
10:05 Comets as cosmic time capsules: Rosetta’s scientific goals
Mark McCaughrean, Senior Scientific Advisor, Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration
10:20 Rosetta’s year of living dangerously: critical challenges in catching a comet
Paolo Ferri, Head of Mission Operations
Philippe Gaudon, CNES Rosetta Project Manager
Koen Geurts, DLR Rosetta Lander Technical Manager
10:55 ESA’s Rosetta communication campaign
Markus Bauer, Science Communication Officer
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