Status Report

3rd Launch Attempt for Rosetta: Live Coverage/ESA TV Live/02-03-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
March 1, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

02-Mar-04 06:45 – 10:10 GMT

3rd Launch Attempt for Rosetta: Live Coverage


Background information on the transmission:

The ESA TV Service will provide live coverage of also the third attempt to launch ESA’s Rosetta mission into space.

The launch is now scheduled for Tuesday 2 March, and there are two launch opportunities, at 07:17 and 07:37 GMT, respectively.

The separation is scheduled for 09:30 and 09:50 GMT, respectively.

The schedule of the transmission on 2 March is online under

This transmission will again be on both Astra 2C and Eutelsat W1. The exact details for Eutelsat are not yet known and will be posted onto the ESA TV Web site later this afternoon. Please note that the symbol rate has changed to 6.1113 MSymbols/sec, with an uplink from Serte Paris.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W1 at 10 degrees east

Transponder B5 horizontal, channel TBD(SCPC, DVB)

F=TBD, SR=6.1113 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

For general public viewers:

ASTRA 2 C at 19 degrees East

Transponder 57, horizontal, MPEG-2, MCPC

Frequency 10,832 MHz, Symbol Rate 22000 MS/sec, FEC=5/6

Service Name: ESA TV

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SpaceRef staff editor.