Status Report

ESA’s Solar System Missions / ESA TV Exchanges / 20 NOV 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
November 19, 2001
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

20-Nov-01 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

ESA’s Solar System Missions

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) service. You can find the complete transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Web site at

This week, the ESA TV Service transmits the second of two Exchanges on Space Science.

The Sun, like every star, is not static but an ever-changing, dynamic and highly complex ball of plasma. The solar wind, a stream of highly energetic particles ejected by the Sun’s surface, is interacting with our Earth’s own magnetosphere. ESA has launched missions that contributed enormously to a better understanding of the Sun and its interaction with the Earth. Today’s transmission not only looks at the Soho, Cluster and Ulysses missions but also at the future missions to explore the Sun and the solar system

The 6-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll. The script is on-line as a PDF document under

The A-roll can be watched as Real Video from

More background information can be found on .

Transmission details:Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13* East


Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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SpaceRef staff editor.