Wakey, Wakey! ROSETTA wakes up and puts on it’s glasses (Made by Spectrogon!)

There has been widespread media coverage in the last week of the Rosetta space probe, which was woken up on January 20th after a 31 month nap (or deep space hibernation!) for it´s coming rendezvous with Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The OSIRIS instrument is the main imaging system on the mission and will take pictures of the comet at a range of wavelengths selected by Spectrogon’s filters (it’s glasses!).

The Rosetta mission is one of the European Space Agency’s ”Cornerstone Missions” which means it is of very high importance both politically and scientifically. Spectrogon is very proud to have been chosen to manufacture the special filters for such a high profile and important mission. We have done our bit, it’s now up to Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko to put on a show for the cameras!

For more information on the Rosetta mission please visit http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/

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