The success of ROSETTA spatial probe
Ten years after their launch, the Syrlinks TMTC transceivers on Philae have been successfully activated.
This mission was aiming to reveal the history of the Solar System. Launched in 2014, ROSETTA flew twice over the Earth and once over Mars, before being put to sleep in 2011.
Awoken on January 20, 2014 after more than 31 months of hibernation, the ROSETTA orbiter continued its journey towards the comet and completed its exploration mission on September 30, 2016. Made up of an orbiter and a lander, the Rosetta probe has, since its creation in 1993, benefited from French excellence thanks to the space expertise provided by the CNES (French National Center for Space Studies).
Syrlinks team played an important part in the creation of this probe by designing and manufacturing four pieces of radio communication equipment. Two transceivers were positioned in the ROSETTA orbiter and two more in the PHILAE Robot.