Status Report

Envisat and Ballast Water / ESA TV Exchanges on EbS / 25 and 26-01-2002

By SpaceRef Editor
January 25, 2002
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

25-Jan-02 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Envisat and Ballast Water

ESA TV Exchanges on EbS

Background information on the transmission:

Please note the two replays of this programnme, as follows:

Replay I: 25 Jan-02 19:45 – 20:00 GMT

Replay II: 26 Jan 02 07:45 – 08:00 GMT

This programme is the last in the series of eight ESA TV Exchanges about Envisat.

This programme focuses on one of Envisat’s new instruments, MERIS, which is a very sophisticated imaging spectrometer to study in particular marine physics and chemistry. One of its applications will be to study the effects of ballast water exchange on the ocean’s ecosystems, and to investigate the possibility to develop a global system to monitor illicit ballast water exchange.

The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll with international sound only, and longer soundbites in clean international sound. The script is on-line as a PDF document under

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.