Status Report

Cryosat ready for launch / ESA TV Exchanges / 27-09-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
September 26, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

27-Sep-05 06:30 – 06:45 GMT

Cryosat ready for launch

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 30 September 09:15-09:30

Replay II: 1 October 10:30-10:45 GMT

On 8 October 2005 at 15:02 GMT, ESA will launch Cryosat, Europe’s first satellite dedicated to the study of ice.

The ESA TV Service will provide extensive coverage of the mission, with pre-launch footage from the Plessetsk launch range, a live launch transmission from Plessetsk and ESOC, and a post-launch media briefing from ESRIN televised on 7-8 October.

Today’s transmission features the pre-launch video news release, issued a few days earlier than usual to enable broadcasters preparing their Cryosat coverage ahead of the “Nobel prize week”.

The transmission includes 3-D graphics, location recordings and soundbites by Cryosat lead scientist Duncan Wingham (University College, London) required to cover the story.

The script is online as a PDF file 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 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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With kind regards

ESA TV Service

SpaceRef staff editor.