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1. Rosetta is awake!

(Web Page; Mon Jan 20 14:49:00 CST 2014)

It was a tense half an hour for Rosetta fans all over the world as we waited for a spike in a graph to inform us that Rosetta had awoken from a 31-month slumber to phone home. But the spike -- indicating that a giant radio dish had detec...

Description: It was a tense half an hour for Rosetta fans all over the world as we waited for a spike in a graph to inform us that Rosetta had awoken from a 31-month slumber to phone home.

2. Rosetta update: Instrument commissioning going well; Philae cameras activated

(Web Page; Tue Apr 22 12:49:00 CDT 2014)

Rosetta and Philae have very nearly completed a six-week phase of spacecraft and instrument checkouts to prepare the mission to do science. Recently, the lander used its cameras for the first time since hibernation, producing some new ...

Description: Rosetta and Philae have very nearly completed a six-week phase of spacecraft and instrument checkouts to prepare the mission to do science. Recently, the lander used its cameras for the first time since hibernation, producing some new photos of Rosetta in space.

3. Comet spotted! Rosetta's first sight of Churymov-Gerasimenko since wakeup

(Web Page; Thu Mar 27 09:57:00 CDT 2014)

Rosetta is doing the spacecraft equivalent of yawning and stretching after its long sleep, and last week the spacecraft rubbed its proverbial eyes and blinked a few times, squinting at its distant target. Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko is s...

Description: Rosetta has turned on its cameras and sighted its comet for the first time since waking from hibernation. Next activity: waking the Philae lander.

4. Rosetta update from mission control

(Web Page; Tue Jan 21 14:06:00 CST 2014)

This article originally appeared on ESA's Rosetta Blog and is reposted here with permission. We spoke with (a slightly tired but hugely happy) Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo earlier this afternoon and he reports ...

Description: We spoke with (a slightly tired but hugely happy) Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo earlier this afternoon and he reports the spacecraft is doing fine!

5. One of my favorite space images of all time: Rosetta was here

(Web Page; Thu Jan 31 17:01:00 CST 2013)

A conversation on Twitter today reminded me of this photo, which is one of my all-time favorite space images: the view from Rosetta during its Mars flyby. I was astonished to discover that it hadn't made the transition to our redesigned ...

Description: A conversation on Twitter today reminded me of this photo, which is one of my all-time favorite space images: the view from Rosetta during its Mars flyby.

6. Son of Rosetta

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

On the heels of the news last week that the Rosetta spacecraft was spotted by sky surveys and briefly named among the minor planets as 2007 VN84 came another close approach by a newly discovered near-Earth object, designated 2007 VF189, ...

Description: Son of Rosetta

7. Rosetta and Glaciers

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

Just pointing you to two new items on the website: I just posted a preview of the impending Rosetta flyby of the asteroid Steins, about 30 days away, including an encounter timeline. And there's a new installment -- the penultimate one,...

Description: Rosetta and Glaciers

8. Rosetta is homing in on Earth

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

Heads up! ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is approaching for its last flyby of Earth, on Friday, November 13. It is now close enough that its OSIRIS high-resolution camera can resolve the Moon (and presumably Earth as well). Here's that phot...

Description: Rosetta is homing in on Earth

9. Here comes Rosetta!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

Heads up! ESA's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is going to buzz by Earth again in less than a month. In anticipation of that event, Daniel Scuka has fired up the Rosetta blog again and has provided some information about the upcoming fl...

Description: Here comes Rosetta!

10. Lutetia in Rosetta's sights

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

It's unimpressive now, but in a few weeks the pinpoint of light at the center of this photo of a starry sky will loom very large to Rosetta's cameras. The image below is Rosetta's first view of its next target, asteroid 21 Lutetia.ESALu...

Description: Lutetia in Rosetta's sights

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