Status Report

ESA 40 years / ESA TV Exchanges / 27-04-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
April 26, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

27-Apr-04 13:00 – 13:15 GMT

ESA 40 years

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 27 April 18:45-19:00 GMT

Replay II: 1 May 09:00 – 09:15 GMT

The year 2004 marks the 40th anniversary of Europe’s space effort, as it was in the spring of 1964 that the two predecessor organisations of ESA: ESRO and ELDO, took up their work. Both merged, in 1973, into a single organisation: the European Space Agency ESA.

Today’s transmission includes a summary of the most outstanding successes of ESRO, ELDO and ESA, along with an outlook onto ESA’s future, as part of a growing and integrating Europe. At the same time, ESA’s aim is to find a balance between the vision of Space exploration and the needs of European citizens.

A preview of the Exchange can be downloaded as a Media Player file from

The script is 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.