Status Report

ESA and the GMES initiative / ESA TV Exchanges / 09-NOV-2001

By SpaceRef Editor
November 8, 2001
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

09-Nov-01 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

ESA and the GMES initiative

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

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

The European GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) initiative is one of the subjects of the ESA Ministerial Council meeting next week. The primary goal of GMES is to establish coherent, operational, long-term and user-dedicated information systems. Each of these will be designed to meet the specific needs of a user community for which space-based Earth observation data is of potential value. This includes fields as different as, for example, the global monitoring of the environment, agriculture and vegetation, regional development, natural hazards and crisis management, and transport.

Today’s transmission outlines the raison-d’être for the GMES initiative and provides examples for the successful use of Earth observation data in operational applications.

The 7-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll with interviews in clean international sound. The script is on-line as a PDF document under

More background information can be found on .

Transmission details: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.