Status Report

Columbus Control Centre – Ready for Launch! / ESA TV Exchanges / 19 Oct 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
October 19, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

Columbus Control Centre – Ready for Launch!

ESA TV Exchanges

19 October 2005, 09:15-09:30 GMT

Replay I: 19 October 18:45-19:00 GMT

Replay II: 23 October 13:00 -13:15 GMT

Tomorrow 19 October 2004, the Control Centre for the Columbus Laboratory will be inaugurated. Columbus is Europe’s module for the ISS, due for launch in 2006. Its Control Centre, located near Munich (Germany), is operated by the German Aerospace Centre DLR, and is now ready to look after ESA’s manned missions to the ISS. This includes all missions to ESA astronauts to the ISS, starting in April 2005.

Today’s Exchange includes footage recorded last week of the Centre, and soundbites by ESA and DLR officials on its role and functions.

The programme includes an A-roll of ten minutes (split audio – English voiceover) with clean international sound.

The script will be on-line on 19 October 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 backgroud information can be found on: in German:

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

For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule, visit our website at For all enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.