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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #315 on: August 22, 2016, 10:11:14 PM »
yay!

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #316 on: September 05, 2016, 03:18:53 PM »

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #317 on: September 05, 2016, 06:11:59 PM »
Found (if only just in frame!) in images taken just 4 weeks before final descent (to the strains of Falling Down... at least in my head :D, though given the likely velocities Hypoventilate is probably closer to the mark ;))

25 days to go... what will TA find to do instead? (oh yes, Mars is it not? :))


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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #318 on: September 05, 2016, 06:21:51 PM »
Pretty bloody amazing.

Found out from the search team at 23:30 last night and immediately got to work on coordinating the release materials. Had to chair a conference session this morning, but was itching to get away and work with my team: then some feverish work on the images you now see.

And they're brilliant: completely unambiguous detection of Philae. I certainly never expected it to be that obvious. Magic.

As for the final music, try "Snowman" on for size: works pretty well, lyrically.

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #319 on: September 05, 2016, 06:53:07 PM »
Congratulations!!

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #321 on: September 05, 2016, 08:27:02 PM »
Pretty bloody amazing.

Found out from the search team at 23:30 last night and immediately got to work on coordinating the release materials. Had to chair a conference session this morning, but was itching to get away and work with my team: then some feverish work on the images you now see.

And they're brilliant: completely unambiguous detection of Philae. I certainly never expected it to be that obvious. Magic.

As for the final music, try "Snowman" on for size: works pretty well, lyrically.

Yeah, and the rest of the image is pretty damn awesome too... such detail... you can really get a feel for the pile of icy rubble it is.

Ending up in a ditch was a bit unlucky... maybe it was the alchohol vapours on the way down? ;)

And  good call on Snowman... I'll make to play as many versions as I can find that day in Rosetta's memory :)

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #322 on: September 05, 2016, 10:36:30 PM »
Wow!  :o
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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #323 on: September 06, 2016, 06:44:14 AM »
You even got quoted in the Grauniad! Great pics too

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #324 on: September 29, 2016, 04:48:50 PM »
OK, everyone: the day is almost upon us. Rosetta's last moments, descending to the surface of Comet 67P, will culminate in a controlled impact at roughly walking at 11:20 GMT / 12:20 BST / 13:20 CEST (current best estimate) tomorrow, Friday 30 September.

Hope you all follow along on www.esa.int. You'll probably be seeing quite a bit of my grinning fizzog in the media tomorrow as well, if you can bear it  :P

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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #325 on: September 29, 2016, 05:32:57 PM »
Hope to make it, but not sure yet. Have fun, anyways!  8)
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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #326 on: September 30, 2016, 12:25:06 AM »
Exciting!

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Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #327 on: September 30, 2016, 06:04:02 AM »
Lead story on breakfast news.
MT has missed this boat, sure there will be plenty more opportunities.


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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #328 on: September 30, 2016, 07:57:48 AM »
Indeed - just heard him being interviewed on Radio 4's Today programme!  :) Came across very well and explained the whole process very clearly.
TA has now survived being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman and John Humphreys, a feat not many politicians would relish!  ;)
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Re: Wake up Rosetta!
« Reply #329 on: September 30, 2016, 08:09:36 AM »
Come on, you\'re a lion!