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First Galileo satellite – launch date unveiled / ESA TV Exchanges / 10-11-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
November 9, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

10-Nov-05 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

First Galileo satellite – launch date unveiled

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 10 November 16:00-16:15 GMT

Replay II: 12 November 11:45-12:00 GMT

The first Galileo satellite will be launched later this year by Soyuz, the very launch vehicle that flawlessly put Venus Express into space, just hours ago.

The date for this launch will be announced later today at an ESA media briefing at ESTEC in the Netherlands. This TV Exchange features background footage on the first Galileo satellite.

– Construction and testing

– New 3-D animations

– Atomic clock development

– Soyuz launcher

– Soundbites by Javier Benedicto, ESA Galileo Project Manager

The Exchange also unveils the name to which the satellite will be baptised, today.

A pre-view video clip can be downloaded from (Media Player, 2.4 MB) or (Quicktime 11.7 MB)

The script will be online later today as a PDF file under

For information on the announced launch date, please consult the URL below, after 15:00 GMT

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.