Status Report

ESA TV Service — info on News and Exchanges feeds on 24 April

By SpaceRef Editor
April 23, 2001
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Tomorrow, the ESA TV Service will transmit two feeds, as follows:

24 April 2001

05:00-05:20 GMT

STS-100 Flight Day 5 Highlights


Attention: this programme item is transmitted on NSS-K.

Today, the crews of the Space Station and of Shuttle STS-100 will meet for the first time during this mission; also the work on the Canadian robot arm continues and astronauts Parazynski and Umberto Guidoni from ESA are to use the Shuttle’s own robot arm to move the Italian-built Raffaello module from Endeavour’s payload bay to the Station.

The Flight Day Highlights of the STS-100 mission include some 20 minutes of B-roll material on these activities, taking place today 12:00-22:00 GMT. The ESA TV Service transmits these images tomorrow morning in time for breakfast news programmes.

The transmission parameters are:

NSS-K at 21.5 degrees West

Transponder H07, vertical, dig channel 1

F=11.591 MHz, SR=20.150 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

24 April 2001

09:15-09:30 GMT

Parabolic Flights — Weightless on Earth

ESA TV Exchanges on Europe by Satellite

This 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 Tuesday and Friday mornings.

In the week 14-17 May 2001, the European Zero-g Airbus will again fly for an ESA parabolic flights campaign. A spectacular manoevre makes it possible for the aircraft to generate up to 20 seconds of weightlessness for its passengers and payload, which is used for astronaut training and research. This B-roll includes images from past parabolic flights campaigns.

The transmission parameters are:

EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13 degrees East

F=12,47550 GHz, horizontal (MCPC)

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.