Status Report

ESA TV Transmissions – Tuesday 21 Jan

By SpaceRef Editor
January 20, 2003
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On Tuesday 20 January there will be two ESA TV Transmissions as follows:

1) STS-107 Flight Day 5 Highlights 05:00-05:20 GMT

The ESA TV Service rebroadcasts the daily flight highlights of the current Space Shuttle research mission, STS-107, in time for breakfast news.

Satellite Parameters:

  • Atlantic Bird 1 (12.5 degrees West)
  • Transponder B1, channel 2 (MPEG-2 MCPC), horizontal
  • F= 11014.17 MHz, SR = 20.150 MS/sec, FEC = 3/4

2) Space and Sustainability 13:00-13:15 GMT

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was held in Johannesburg between 26 August and 4 September 2002. ESA was present at this important gathering with a delegation of experts to demonstrate the usefulness of space technologies and applications to sustainable development.

The ESA TV Service offers another chance to see this programme, which outlines ESA’s position on how space applications can contribute to sustainable development. It includes soundbites with ESA’s Director of Earth Observation, Jose Achache.

The script will be available as of the day of transmission on-line as a PDF document under

A Windows Media Player preview of the transmission can be downloaded from

Replays of this programme be made as follows:

  • Replay I: 21 January, 19:45-20:00 GMT
  • Replay II: 25 January, 10:00-10:15 GMT

Satellite Parameters:

  • EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13° East (DVB/MPEG-2)
  • Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)
  • SR=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 [email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.