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Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up – as it happened

by Stuart Clark
The European Space Agency has received a signal from its comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta confirming that it is alive and slowly warming up in deep space, after nearly three years out of contact with Earth Stuart Clark is at the European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, receiving news direct from...
Mona Evans
Mona Evans • 37 weeks ago

Darmstadt, Germany. At 6.30 p.m. GMT on January 20, 2014, the long-awaited signal says that Rosetta has successfully come out of hibernation. You can see the spike in the spectrum shown on the screen. Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser" www.bellaonline.c...

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