Status Report

CHANGE OF SATELLITE CHANNEL: Astrolab Post-Flight Video / ESA TV Exchanges / 16-01-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
January 15, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

16-Jan-07 10:00 – 10:45 GMT

Astrolab Post-Flight Presentation

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Please note a change of satellite channel – the new downlink frequency is listed below.

ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter returned back to Earth in the night 22-23 December after having spent a total of 166 days living on the International Space Station.

48 hours before his first public appearance in Europe, ESA-TV releases a 30-minute Post-Flight Video with the best images from these 166 days, among them much new footage shot by Reiter himself that he brought back in Shuttle Discovery.

The commentary has been written by Reiter who also did the voiceover (in German).

There will be two audio channels, one with clean international sound, and the other with Reiter’s voiceover.

A dope sheet and the script will be online early on 16 January under

An English version is being prepared.

Please note that the run time of this transmission is 30 minutes.

The line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W2 at 16 degrees East, Transponder F6, vertical, channel F (SCPC, 4:2:0), F=12.722 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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SpaceRef staff editor.