Smart-1 - Europe Discovers the Moon / ESA TV Exchanges / 25-08-2006

Status Report From: ESA Broadcast Centre
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2006

The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

25-Aug-06 09:15 - 09:30 GMT

Smart-1 - Europe Discovers the Moon

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Launched in September 2003, Europe's first lunar probe Smart-1 has been a rewarding mission. In the early morning of 3 September this year (at 05:41 GMT, the mission will end its exploration adventure through a small impact on the lunar surface.

Today's Programme provides a review of the scientific and technological achievements of Smart-1, plus new 3-D graphics on the planned end-of mission through a controlled impact on the Moon.

The shot list is posted under

A WMV preview file is online under :

Please note that this transmission is on Eutelsat W2 and NOT on Europe by Satellite. There will be replays of the Programme on 29 August and 2 September on EbS.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT W2

at 16 degrees East, transponder B6,

channel D, F=11.153,830 MHz, pol Vertical, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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