Status Report

ESOC: Mapping a Route Through Space / ESA TV Exchanges / 08-11-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
November 7, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

08-Nov-05 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

ESOC: Mapping a Route Through Space

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 8 November 16:00-16:15 GMT

Replay II: 12 November 11:30-11:45 GMT

Finding your way in space is no easy task. Navigating around the stars is the difficult and risky job of ESOC – the European Centre of Space Operations in Germany.

Todays Exchange presents, on the eve of the Venus Express launch, how ESA’s missions into deep space are planned and the orbits tracked.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A pre-view video clip can be downloaded from (Media Player, 4.3 MB) or (Quicktime 22.6 MB)

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

More background information can be found on

Transmission details: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

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SpaceRef staff editor.