Status Report

Andromede Mission Summary / ESA TV Exchanges / 23-11-2001

By SpaceRef Editor
November 23, 2001
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

23-Nov-01 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Andromede Mission Summary

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

ATTENTION: Please note the change of transmission time!

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) service. You can find the complete transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Web site at

On 31 October ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré and her two Russian colleagues were welcomed back to Earth after successfully delivering a new ‘lifeboat’ to the International Space Station.

Together with fellow crew members Commander Victor Afanassiev and Flight Engineer Konstantin Kozeev, French born ESA astronaut Claudie spent eight days on board the Space Station. The Andromède crew’s prime objective was to deliver the Station’s new lifeboat and exchange it for an older Soyuz vehicle which had been attached to the Station for the past six months, for their lift back to Earth.

Whilst on board the astronauts also performed a range of experiments in life sciences, biology, materials science and Earth observation – some of them in concert with young people from French schools and colleges.

Claudie made history as the first European woman to visit the Space Station and also as the first non-Russian woman astronaut to fly in a Soyuz spacecraft as Flight Engineer.

This 10-minute video co-produced with the French Space Agency CNES provides a summary of the mission, including unique in-flight video images brought back in the Soyuz capsule. The English voiceover of the transmission is based on a presentation given by Claudie Haigneré at ESA’s Ministerial Council meeting.

The script of the programme will be posted on line tomorrow under

More background information can be found on .

Transmission details:Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13° East (DVB/MPEG-2)

Horizontal (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

F=12,476 MHz, SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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