A note signed by the team and left on the main control room door at the European Space Operations Centre
said: "Farewell Rosetta
Since 1967, the European Space Operations Centre
, located in Darmstadt, Germany, ensures the smooth working of ESA spacecraft in orbit.
Confirmation that the British spacecraft had parted company with Mars Express reached the Royal Geographical Society, in London, from a live link to the European Space Operations centre
, in Germany.
Confirmation that the spacecraft had separated was received at the European Space Operations Centre
(ESOC) in Darmstadt,Germany, at 11.
SED's customer for this project is ESA's European Space Operations Centre
based in Darmstadt, Germany.
Contractor name : EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) THROUGH ITS ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN SPACE OPERATIONS CENTRE
It is no surprise that this will happen, and when it does we will see the temperatures of all the instruments rise by several degrees within just a few hours," Micha Schmidt, the Herschel Mission Operations Manager at ESA's European Space Operations Centre
in Darmstadt, Germany said.