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Rosetta wake-up day - streaming of press briefings

Rosetta wake-up day - streaming of press briefings

15 January 2014

On 20 January 2014, ESA's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft is set to wake up from 957 days in deep-space hibernation. A day-long event will be held at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, to mark this momentous occasion. Follow the programme online - details below.

Follow the live transmissions

The press briefings during the day will be livestreamed via the main ESA website and via the ESA channel on livestream. .

Programme at ESOC

(all times in CET, programme subject to change)

10:15-10:20 Introduction
10:20-10:30 Welcome address from ESA's Thomas Reiter, Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations
10:30-10:40 Alvaro Gimenez, ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, presents Rosetta in the Science Programme
10:40-11:10 Live reports from the Main Control Room:
  - Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, speaks on Rosetta - a European success story
  - Matthew Taylor, ESA Rosetta Project Scientist, explains the scientific preparations and expectations
  - Paolo Ferri, Head of ESA’s Mission Operations, on 10 years of Rosetta operations
  - Andrea Accomazzo, ESA Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager - operational challenges of the mission
  - Mark McCaughrean, ESA Senior Scientific Advisor, on comets and the evolution of our Solar System
11:15-11:25 Live from the ESOC Conference Centre
  Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chair of the German Aerospace Centre and Chair of ESA Council, will speak on Germany's role in Rosetta, followed by a question and answer session
Afternoon programme: Highlights, science achievements and operational challenges of the Rosetta mission – plus: live updates from Main Control Room
14:00-14:20 Rosetta orbiter science: Holger Sierks, Principal Investigator of OSIRIS, and Joel Parker, Deputy Principal Investigator ALICE
15:15-15:25 Paolo Ferri: Mission operations update
15:30-15:50 Rosetta, comets and asteroids: Gerhard Drolshagen, Gerhard Schwehm, both ESA scientists, together with Norbert Peiler, Airbus Defence and Space
16:45-16:50 Andrea Accomazzo: Mission operations update
17:00-17:20 Rosetta's lander, Philae: Jean Pierre Biebring, Principal Investigator of CIVA/ROLIS, Wlodek Kofman, Principal Investigator CONSERT, and Stephan Ulamec, DLR's Philae Lander Manager
End of scheduled programme
18:30-19:30 Waiting for signal receipt - live programming and updates from ESOC


Last Update: 23 September 2021
7-Dec-2023 10:46 UT

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