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(Space.com)   Deep space comet chaser Rosetta wakes up today after a three-year hibernation, won't stop complaining about not having any coffee   (space.com) divider line 20
    More: Cool, Deep Space Network, comets, Rosetta, hibernation, spacecrafts, Goldstone, European Space Agency, ground station  
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2014-01-20 10:09:12 AM
Sounds like the ESA doesn't know about Pluto Express.

Rosetta is the SECOND most important alarm clock in the solar system.
 
2014-01-20 10:38:10 AM
Still no signal yet, though?
 
2014-01-20 10:47:18 AM

SmackLT: Still no signal yet, though?


13 hours from wakeup = 1pm EST, if my math is correct
 
2014-01-20 10:59:40 AM

FrancoFile: SmackLT: Still no signal yet, though?

13 hours from wakeup = 1pm EST, if my math is correct



Plus travel time.
 
2014-01-20 11:03:56 AM

doglover: FrancoFile: SmackLT: Still no signal yet, though?

13 hours from wakeup = 1pm EST, if my math is correct


Plus travel time.


That includes the 45 minute light-speed delay.
 
2014-01-20 11:04:46 AM

FrancoFile: doglover: FrancoFile: SmackLT: Still no signal yet, though?

13 hours from wakeup = 1pm EST, if my math is correct


Plus travel time.

That includes the 45 minute light-speed delay.


And the right turn at Albuquerque?
 
2014-01-20 11:11:17 AM
www.global-explorer.de
 
2014-01-20 11:21:42 AM
blogs.esa.int
 
2014-01-20 11:28:57 AM
www.daviddarling.info
 
2014-01-20 12:13:21 PM

Hack Patooey:


You pointed the decoupler the wrong way. If youd left it behinf you have a few more m/s of thrust. Not much, but its nice to have a little extra.
 
2014-01-20 12:20:53 PM

threadjackistan: Hack Patooey:

You pointed the decoupler the wrong way. If youd left it behinf you have a few more m/s of thrust. Not much, but its nice to have a little extra.


That's one of a stack of three, so two of them had decouplers.  Trying to build a constellation of comsats.
 
2014-01-20 12:45:36 PM

threadjackistan: Hack Patooey:

You pointed the decoupler the wrong way. If youd left it behinf you have a few more m/s of thrust. Not much, but its nice to have a little extra.


You don't always want that. If your probe is light enough, the force from decoupling can ruin your PERFECT 90o ORBIT that you spent 40 MINUTES FINE-TUNING!

/separators are far superior
 
2014-01-20 01:11:08 PM
still no signal
 
2014-01-20 01:20:26 PM
signal received!
 
2014-01-20 01:20:43 PM
Signal received!

/It lives!
 
2014-01-20 01:21:22 PM
Wow that was intense. it was getting close.
As soon as I heard the sound of cheering I new which tab I needed to switch to.
 
2014-01-20 01:27:47 PM
ESA! ESA! ESA!
 
2014-01-20 03:29:02 PM
That's a really nice mission profile. They'll be mapping the comet before and during perihelion. And after, if Rosetta doesn't get scoured by debris.
 
2014-01-20 05:32:12 PM
The kerosene-powered record player is not a very efficient device...
 
2014-01-20 11:08:17 PM
I like how the message was (supposedly) "Hello World!"

/Kinda miss being a Code Monkey living in a cube farm...
//Whoamikidding...
 
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