Status Report

From Ham Radio to Galileo / ESA TV Exchanges / 23-11-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
November 22, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

23-Nov-05 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

From Ham Radio to Galileo

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 23 November 16:00-16:15 GMT

Replay II: 26 November 11:30-11:45 GMT

Giove, the first Galileo satellite, was developed by Surrey Satellite Systems (SSTL), a British space company specialising in micro-and mini satellites. Giove is SS”L’s first “big” mission. Today’s Exchange outlines how this company, originally a university spin-off, has become over 15 years, a player in Europe’s space industry with which one has to count.

The images were recently recorded at SSTL and include soundbites with the Chairman, Martin Sweeting, and with Giove project members.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A pre-view video clip can be downloaded from (Media Player, 4.4 MB) or (Quicktime 15.3 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.