Rosetta wake-up: "Year of the Comet" Successfully Opened
A personal view from NEOShield team member Norbert Pailer
22 January 2014
Will Rosetta finally send the thumb-up signal from a distance of about 800 million km away that everything is o. k.? - There was nothing but only a noisy signal...
After what felt like an eternity there was a sudden change on the signal and a sharp peak popped up; see figure above: The signal has arrived! After an official session the whole assembly than waited under enormous tension for the most exciting moment of the day:
This graph shows the long awaited Rosetta`s thump-up signal from a distance of about 800 million km