Status Report

ARTES – ESA’s Satcom Programme / ESA TV Exchanges / 26-10-2001

By SpaceRef Editor
October 25, 2001
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

26-Oct-01 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

ARTES – ESA’s Satcom Programme

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

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

Background information on the transmission:

ESA’s main telecommunications initiative is the ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) programme. ARTES constitutes a very flexible tool that allows ESA member states and the Agency to perform their respective roles in an optimal manner. Each element within the ARTES
programme is geared to progress the technological base behind European and Canadian space industry, forming the foundation for new telecommunications applications. ARTES has already proven to be a robust and flexible legal framework that allows quick responses to the needs of industry.

The ARTES initiative is comprised of a wide number of activities, ranging from market studies and competitivity analyses to full system development and technology led activities. ARTES is divided into a number of elements, each of which has a distinct purpose and a different programmatic declaration. In this manner different modalities of participation can be incorporated within the programme. New elements are generated in response to market requirements.

This 5 minute A-roll gives an overview to ESA’s 21st century satellite communications strategy and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound. A PDF file of the script will be available on the ESA TV website as of Friday morning.

More background information can be found on .

Transmission details: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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SpaceRef staff editor.