Status Report

Envisat monitoring Antarctica/ESA TV Exchanges/8 and 9 FEB 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
February 7, 2002
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

08-Feb-02 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Envisat monitoring Antarctica

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I 8 February 19:45-20:00 GMT

Replay II 9 February 08:00-08:15 GMT

This is the first of two new programmes on applications of ESA’s new Earth Observation satellite Envisat which will be launched at the end of this month.

Focusing on Envisats Radar Altimeter (RA-2) and Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR)insturments this programme explains how Envisat will be used to gather data on the Antarctic. In providing this data Envisat will help scientists answer the question on whether the shrinking of the Southern Polar Ice cap will effect global sea levels.

The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll with international sound only, including sound bites with ESA scientists. The script is on-line as of the day of transmission, 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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