Status Report

ESA TV coverage of Shuttle Mission STS-116 on 11-12 December

By SpaceRef Editor
December 11, 2006
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On 11-12 December, ESA TV will provide coverage of the STS-116 mission, as follows:

11 December 2006 21:45 – 22:15 GMT

LIVE: Shuttle Discovery Docks with the ISS – the docking is scheduled for 22:05 GMT

12 December 2006 00:00 – 00:25 GMT

LIVE: Discovery Crew Enters the ISS – the entry of the Crew of Shuttle Discovery into the ISS is scheduled for 00:02 GMT

12 December 2006 08:00 – 08:30 GMT

Flight Day 3 Highlights of Mission STS-116

12 December 2006 20:30 – 22:30 GMT

LIVE: Christer Fuglesang EVA#1 – a rebroadcast of NASA-TV until the P5 truss has been installed. A summary of the entire six-hour EVA will be broadcast on 13 December at 04:30-04:45 GMT. Details will be provided in another mailing.

More backgroud information can be found on:

Please note that all NASA-TV programming is subject to last-minute schedule changes.

Please note that the line-up time for these SCPC feeds is 5 minutes.

Downlink parameters for all four transmissions:

Eutelsat Atlantic Bird at 12.5 degrees West, Transponder F5, channel D horizontal, F=12.652 MHz, SR=6.1113 Ms/sec, FEC=3/4

The Flight Day 3 Highlights will also be made available as an Mpeg-2 file in broadcast quality, on an ftp server with the following details:


Userid: esa

Password: ftp4esa

This server hosts several files – their names indicate the date of transmission.

For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule, visit our website at For all enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.