Status Report

Envisat Pre-launch Images 1 / ESA TV News / 27-02-2002

By SpaceRef Editor
February 26, 2002
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

27-Feb-02 17:00 – 17:15 GMT

Envisat Pre-launch Images 1


Background information on the transmission:

The ESA TV Service provides broadcasters with B-Roll material of the launch preparations of ESA’s Envisat Satellite scheduled for launch on 28 February 2002.

This first transmission of images is scheduled to comprise of the following:

Envisat filling operations in Kourou

Envisat mounted on Ariane 5

Envisat Fairing closure (with Envisat logo)

Start of roll-out to launch pad

The footage carries clean international sound only.
Please note the satellite parameters on Eutelsat W1 provided below.

More background information can be found on .

Transmission details:Eutelsat W1, 10 degrees East

Transponder B5, channel 2 (digital, horizontal)

F=11.14375 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

MPEG-2 (4:2:0)

MCR: Tel +31 71 565 6322, Fax +31 71 565 6340

PID-codes (Hex): audio 24, video 21, text 0, PCR 21

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SpaceRef staff editor.