Status Report

ESA TV Service coverage of Andromède mission

By SpaceRef Editor
October 17, 2001
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The ESA TV Service, together with CNES, will provide extensive coverage of the Andromède mission of Claudie Haigneré to the International Space Station. The female ESA astronaut will become the first European woman to visit the ISS, during a mission initiated by the French Minister R.-G. Schwartzenberg and managed by the French Space Agency, CNES.

The following transmissions have been scheduled (all times in GMT); all transmission details are online under

19 Oct – 09:15-09:30 – Andromède, a mission packed with science
20 Oct – 10:00-10:15 – Images of last Andromède launch preparations
21 Oct – 08:45-09:15 – Live coverage of Andromède launch
23 Oct – 10:30-11:00 – Live coverage of Andromède docking with ISS
23 Oct – 12:00-12:30 – Live coverage of ingress C. Haigneré into ISS
31 Oct – 15:00-15:15 – Andromède summary: inflight and landing images

As different satellite paths are used, please check the ESA TV Service Web site if you want to downlink any of these feeds. The satellite details have been posted, plus information on replays which are not listed above.

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.