Status Report

ESA TV Live Coverage-14/11/01-ESA Ministerial Council Day 1

By SpaceRef Editor
November 13, 2001
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Tomorrow sees the start of the ESA council meeting at ministerial level. During the 14 and 15 November, the ministers responsible for space activities in the fifteen ESA member states and Canada gather in Edinburgh to set the course for Europe’s space programmes over the period ahead. They will be invited to endorse the next stages of a series of ongoing programmes and to commit to the start of new programmes that will keep Europe at the forefront of space activities.

Tomorrow, the ESA TV Service will transmit live the following press briefings and conferences. Please note that some of the times listed below maybe subject to last minute changes. The satellite parameters are listed below and the ESA TV service will be transmitting on this frequency continuously between 11:00 and 19:00 GMT with regularly updated information slates.

11:00-12:00 GMT Recorded background footage: Ministerial Council pre-event VNR – Images of delegates in meeting room just before the meeting. – Lord Provost public opening statement

13:15-13:30 GMT – Live press briefing by Franco Bonacina, spokesperson of ESA Director General

16:00-17:00 GMT – Live press conference with: Romano Prodi, (President EC), Edelgard Bulmahn (Chairwoman Ministerial Council and German Minister of Research and Education) and Antonio Rodota (ESA Director General)

18:15-18:30 GMT – Live press briefing by Franco Bonacina

Satellite Parameters:

Eutelsat W1, 10 degrees EastTransponder B5, channel 2 (digital, horizontal)F=11.14375 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4MPEG-2 (4:2:0)MCR: Tel +31 71 565 6322, Fax +31 71 565 6340PID-codes (Hex): audio 24, video 21, text 0, PCR 21

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.