Status Report

Earth views II – what the eye can see / ESA TV Exchanges / 31-01-2003

By SpaceRef Editor
January 30, 2003
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

  • 31-Jan-03 10:15 – 10:30 GMT
  • Earth views II – what the eye can see
  • ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 31 January, 19:45-20:00 GMT

Replay II: 1 February, 10:15-10:30 GMT

On 28 February 2003, the Envisat satellite will be one year in orbit. This is why the ESA TV Service transmit a series of programmes on Envisat and Earth observation in general. This second TV Exchange in the series features examples how Earth Observation satellites detect and monitor different phenomena from space just as if a pair of eyes were observing them on the ground. They range from marine pollution and natural disasters to crop growth monitoring and algae bloom. The programme includes recent images from Envisat’s ASAR and MERIS instruments.

The programme comprises of a 5 minute A-Roll with split audio (English commentary) and is complimented by a B-Roll with clean international sound.

The script will be available as of the day of transmission on-line 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 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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SpaceRef staff editor.