Status Report

Hubble 15 Years Special I: Cosmology / ESA TV Exchanges / 29-03-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
March 25, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

29-Mar-05 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Hubble 15 Years Special I: Cosmology

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 29 March 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay II: 2 April 10:30-10:45 GMT


On 24 April 2005, the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) will be 15 years ago. No other telescope in space has had a similar impact on astronomy at large, and the ESA TV Service will release between now and 24 April, a series of three special programmes on the achievemts and perspective of HST.

These special programmes bring together a large amount of-often not yet released- 3-D graphics of HST results and the phenomena it ha sbeen observing.

Today’s transmission focuses on achievements in cosmology, notably the determination of the age of the Univserse and the measurement of the Hubble constant, and new insight into the birth rate of stars in the early universe.

The Programme is made of an A-roll (split audio, English) of five minutes plus a B-roll with clean international sound.

The script is on-line as a PDF document under

Pre-view Quicktime files are online under (11 MByte) and (3.5 MByte)

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.