Status Report

European Node 2 paves the way for Columbus / ESA TV Ex-changes / 21-09-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
September 20, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

21-Sep-07 08:40 – 09:00 GMT

European Node 2 paves the way for Columbus

ESA TV Ex-changes

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 21 September 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay 2: 22 September 10:45-11:00 GMT

The International Space Station is about to receive a crucial piece for its development. Node 2, developed in Italy and financed by the European Space Agency, will pave the way for the arrival of the Columbus laboratory, the biggest European contribution to the ISS. In only a few weeks, the Esperia mission, with Italian ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli on board, will fly to the International Space Station to support the delivery and attachment of the Node 2, opening a new chapter in Europe’s space exploration.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A WMV preview clip is online under

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 programme is also available in broadcast quality via ftp-transfer, from – please use your userid and password 8dwnrd84 for fetching the file from the ESA TV server.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:

Sirius 2 at 4.8 degrees East, Transponder B1, Horizontal (Europe by Satellite)

F=11727.5 MHz, Symbol rate 27500 MS/sec, FEC 3/4

Audio pids: International sound=201 English=202

For the latest transmission schedule, go to For all enquires on transmissions, send contact or call her mobile phone +32 495 209541. For ordering video tapes and questions on footage via ftp-transfer, contact

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