Status Report

Earth Climate and Space Weather / ESA TV Exchanges / 30-03-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
March 28, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

30-Mar-07 09:10 – 09:25 GMT

Earth Climate and Space Weather

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 29 March 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay 2: 31 March, 10:45-11:00 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 second of the three stories:

Although climate change is number one on the news agenda, it’s not new on Earth. Today’s story looks at work by researchers at the Danish National Space Centre who investigate whether fluctuations in the intensity of cosmic radiation have any influence on our climate. It is known that high-energy particles from space stimulate cloud creation, which in turn has a cooling effect on Earth. Part of past climate variations might be explained by this mechanism.

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.