Smart-1 Lunar Insertion Press Briefing / ESA TV Live / 16-11-2004

Status Report From: ESA Broadcast Centre
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2004

The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

16-Nov-04 06:45 - 08:00 GMT

Smart-1 Lunar Insertion Press Briefing


Background information on the transmission:

In the night 15 to 16 November 2004, Smart-1 will pass into an orbit around the Moon to begin a global scientific investigation of the lunar surface.

The outcome of the manoeuvres to enter into a stable lunar orbit will be presented at a press briefing on 16 November 2004 at ESA/ESOC in Darmstadt (Germany).

The schedule is as follows (all times in GMT):

06:45-06:55 Line up with colour bars-ESA ident

06:55-07:00 Replay Smart-1 TV Exchange of 12 November

07:00-07:05 Statement by David Southwood, ESA Director of Science, on Smart-1 mission status

07:05-07:10 B-roll with images on main events in ESA mission control during the the preceding night; commented by Octavio Camino, Operations Manager

Other speakers include Bernard Foing, ESA Chief Scientist, Giuseppe Racca, Smart-1 Project Manager, and Giorgio Saccoccia, Head of Propulsion Division.

Q&A will start at approx. 07:40 GMT.

B-roll and TV Exchange will be replayed at the end of the press briefing.

The ESA TV Service provides a multi-camera live broadcast of the press conference.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W1 at 10 degrees east

Transponder B4 upper, vertical, channel 4 (SCPC, DVB)

F=11,106 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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