Status Report

ESA TV Exchanges — info on feed 10 April 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
April 10, 2001
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Today’s ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) service. EbS has started to carry ESA TV Service programme items inside a special ESA TV Exchanges slot on Tuesdays and Fridays. Also, EbS has begun to include some ESA TV News items into its EbS News. You can find the complete transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Web site at

Please note the transmission parameters, on Eutelsat Hot Bird, below.

10 April 2001

13:00-13:30 GMT

Umberto Guidoni prepares for his mission

The Italian ESA astronaut Umberto Guidoni is assigned to the Space Shuttleís STS-100 mission, scheduled for launch on 19 April 2001 and will be the first European onboard the International Space Station. On that flight, the Space Shuttle will deliver elements and equipment required for the ongoing assembly of the International Space Station. In particular, it will carry one of three Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules (called Raffaello), provided by the Italian Space Agency ASI and loaded with lab outfitting equipment, and it will deliver Canadarm2, the Canadian-built robotic arm that will be used extensively to assemble the Space Station.

This 4 minute video with English commentary (split audio) introduces the ESA astronaut and outlines his forthcoming mission to the ISS. Other footage includes Guidoni training in Houston and historical footage of his previous missions. The A-roll is complimented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound, there are also soundbites in Italian and English.

The “Europe by Satellite” transmission parameters are:


Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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.