Status Report

Coimbra Solar Observatory / ESA TV Exchanges / 03-04-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
April 2, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

03-Apr-07 09:10 – 09:25 GMT

Coimbra Solar Observatory

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 3 April 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay 2: 7 April, 10:30-10:45 GMT

On 6 April 2007, the contribution of Working Group II to the “Climate Change 2007” assessment report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) will be presented to the press in Brussels.

This is why ESA TV Service releases three new Exchanges on aspects of climate change and space – this is the last of the three stories:

The Sun is essential for life on Earth, but in many ways the star at the centre of our Solar System is also a mystery. For the past 80 years, the Coimbra Observatory in Portugal has been building up a scientific treasure trove of pictures of the Sun, which are now helping modern day scientists to know more about sudden changes of the Sun that can even have effects for the climate on Earth.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A WMV preview clip is online 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

This programme is also available in broadcast quality via ftp-transfer, from – please use your userid and password 8dwnrd84 for fetching the file from the ESA TV server.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:

Sirius 2 at 4.8 degrees East, Transponder B1, Horizontal (Europe by Satellite)

F=11727.5 MHz, Symbol rate 27500 MS/sec, FEC 3/4

Audio pids: International sound=201 English=202

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SpaceRef staff editor.