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Cryosat – Getting it Right on the Ground / ESA TV Exchanges / 10-06-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
June 9, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

10-Jun-05 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Cryosat – Getting it Right on the Ground

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 10 June 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay II: 11 June 10:30-10:45 GMT

CRYOVEX stands for Cryosat validation campaign: scientists ensuring that the data Cryosat will send back to Earth actually correspond to the thickness of the ice sheets at the Earth’s poles.

To this end, scientists have been measuring ice cover and composition on the ground at various places in Greenland, and compared it with readings from a sister altimeter to that on Cryosat, mounted in an aircraf that passed over the measurement sites.

Today’s Exchange provides an overview of the campaign in Greenland recorded in September 2004, featuring not only the work of the scientists in one of the harshest environments on Earth but also new computer animations and sound bites by CRYOVEX coordinator Malcolm Davidson from ESA.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A preview Mediaplayer clip can be downloaded from

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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