Status Report

ESA TV Service in week 11-16 October 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
October 11, 2004
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The ESA TV Service transmissions in week 11-16 October will focus on the International Space Station:

12-Oct-2004 TV Exchange: Delta Mission Review Part 3 – Eleven Days in Space (replay on 16 October)

ESA’s last ISS astronaut, André Kuipers, filmed a guided tour of the Station. This is part 3 of 4 of the review.

14-Oct-2004 LIVE: Launch of Expedition Ten Crew to the ISS

On 14 October at 03:06 GMT, the next permanent ISS crew will lift off into space. The ESA TV Service will provide a live rebroadcast of NASA TV’s coverage of the launch, with mission commentary from Houston, Moscow and Baikonur.

15-Oct-2004 TV Exchange Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV (replay on 16 October)

ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) will come into service next year as a supply ship for the ISS, carrying up to nine tonnes of provisions, equipment and propellant. Includes recent filming of ATV development and testing, soundbites by ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and extensive graphics.

16-Oct-2004 LIVE: Arrival of Expedition Ten Crew at the ISS

16 October will see Expedition Ten crew arriving at the ISS, for a six month stay in orbit. Docking with the Station is scheduled for 04:24 GMT, and hatch opening and a welcoming ceremony for 07:25 GMT. The ESA TV Service will provide a live rebroadcast of NASA TV’s coverage of these events.

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.