Status Report

Giove – the first Galileo Satellite, Ready for Launch / ESA TV Exchanges / 22-12-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
December 21, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

22-Dec-05 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Giove – the first Galileo Satellite, Ready for Launch

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 22 December 16:00-16:15 GMT

Replay II: 24 December 11:45-12:00 GMT

One week before the launch of Giove, the first satellite of the Galileo system, this Video News Release provides a concise compilation of pre-event footage required to cover the launch.

In addition to images of launch preparations in Baikonur and 3-D computer graphics, also new soundbites by ESA’s Galileo Manager, Javier Benedicto, have been included.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A pre-view video clip can be downloaded from (Media Player, 1.5 MB) or (Quicktime 5.9 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.