Status Report

GOCE / ESA TV Exchanges / 13-07-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
July 12, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

13-Jul-04 08:30 – 08:45 GMT


ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 13 July 18:45-19:00 GMT

Replay II: 17 July 13:00 – 13:15 GMT

GOCE stands for “Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer” – a scientific ESA satellite to be launched in 2006 that will measure the Earth’s gravity field with unprecedented accuracy. Gravity is not the same at all places on Earth, and accurately determining its value everywhere is only possible from space. Gravity data matters for surveying and geodesy, and in studies of Earth interior processes, ocean circulation, ice motion and sea-level change.

Today’s programme includes new 3-D graphics of GOCE, location recordings of the Structural Model of the satellite during testing at ESTEC, in June 2004, and soundbites by Danilo Muzi, GOCE Project manager, and Mark Drinkwater, GOCE Project Scientist.

The programme includes an A-roll of five minutes (split audio – English voiceover) and a B-roll of 8 minutes with clean international sound.

The script will be on-line 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

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.