Status Report

Galileo Update / ESA TV Exchanges / 5 and 9 March 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
March 4, 2002
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

05-Mar-02 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Galileo Update

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 05 Mar 02 19:45 – 20:00 GMT

Replay II: 09 Mar 02 08:30 – 08:45 GMT

In the course of the next few weeks, a series of meetings of the European Unionís Council will decide on the proposed European satellite navigation system, Galileo.

Todayís transmission provides an overview of Galileo and explains some current technology development for Galileo, notably its ultra-precise clocks. Soundbites by experts and European MP Savary underscore the need for a European system to complement the US-American GPS.

The 6-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll with international sound only. The script is on-line as of the day of transmission, as a PDF document 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

More background information can be found on http:/

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.