Status Report

Ariane 5 – V164 Launch Highlights / ESA TV Exchanges / 15-02-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

15-Feb-05 10:00 – 11:15 GMT

Ariane 5 – V164 Launch Highlights

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 15 February 16:00-16:15 GMT

Replay II: 19 February 12:00-12:15 GMT

The heaviest Ariane 5 launcher, designed to loft payloads of up to 10 tonnes to geostationary transfer orbit, was successfully launched on 12 February 2004. 30 minutes after a perfect lift-off from Europe’s Space Port in French Guiana at 21:03 GMT, Ariane Flight 164 injected two payloads into the predicted transfer orbit.

Today’s programme provides the highlights from the Arianespace live televised launch transmission, plus additional images: the launch recorded from the beach of Kourou, soundbites by ESA officials in English and Italian, and CU shots of the launcher on the launch pad, at sunset the day before launch.

The script will be on-line as a PDF document under

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

More background information can be found on

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

Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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