Status Report

ESA TV Service coverage of Envisat launch

By SpaceRef Editor
February 20, 2002
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The launch of ESA’s Envisat satellite is currently scheduled for the night of 28 February to 1 March, at 01:07 GMT. The ESA TV Service will provide extensive pre- and post-launch coverage, as follows:

26 Feb 10:15-10:30 GMT Envisat Video News Release (EbS on Hot Bird)

27 Feb 17:00-17:15 GMT Last Envisat launch preps (ESA TV on Eutelsat W1)

28 Feb 15:00-15:15 GMT Ariane 5 roll-out, arrival of VIP guests (Eutelsat W1)

1 Mar 05:00-05:15 GMT Envisat launch highlights (Eutelsat W1)

1 Mar 05:30-05:45 GMT Replay launch highlights

1 Mar 06:00-06:15 GMT 2nd replay launch highlights

Please note that live coverage of the launch will not be provided. For the satellite details and the content of each transmission, please refer to the ESA TV Service Website, which will be updated regularly.

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.