European scientists say a comet-hunting spacecraft has successfully awakened from a 31-month hibernation to call home and report in.
Operating on solar energy alone,
"This was one alarm clock not to hit snooze on, and after a tense day we are absolutely delighted to have our spacecraft awake and back online," said
After essential health checks on the spacecraft the 11 instruments on the orbiter and 10 on the lander will be turned on and prepared for studying the comet, ESA officials said.
"We have our comet-chaser back," said
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