January 21, 2014  JPL California Institute of Technology

Update: The Rosetta spacecraft “woke up” after a record 957 days of hibernation. The first communication from the spacecraft arrived at the European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany, at 7:18 p.m. local time (1:18 p.m. EST / 10:18 a.m. PST). The signal was received by ground stations at the Goldstone, Calif., and Canberra, Australia, complexes of NASA’s Deep Space Network.

Rosetta, heading toward comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is an international mission spearheaded by the ESA European Space Agency with support and instruments provided by NASA.

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Rosetta on route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Where is Rosetta?

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