Wakey, Wakey! ROSETTA wakes up and puts on itâ€™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 itÂ´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 Spectrogonâ€™s filters (itâ€™s glasses!).
The Rosetta mission is one of the European Space Agencyâ€™s â€ťCornerstone Missionsâ€ť 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, itâ€™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/