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Huygens-Cassini Separation Coverage / ESA TV News / 25-12-2004
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
25-Dec-04 09:00 – 09:30 GMT
Huygens-Cassini Separation Coverage
ESA TV News
Background information on the transmission:
Replay: 25 December 11:00-11:30 GMT
In the night 24-25 December, the Huygens probe will be separated from the Cassini orbiter. The scheduled separation time is 03:08 GMT. This critical operation is the starting point of a 21-day descent of Huygens towards Titan, where it is scheduled to dive in to the atmosphere on 14 January 2005.
The ESA-TV Service will produce a B-roll with images recorded at JPL of the separation. The anticipated content of the B-roll is as follows:
- – Views go/no-go decision for Huygens separation
- – Views Mission Control at separation confirmation
- – Soundbites ESA and NASA officials
- – Exterior views JPL
- – 3-D graphics Huygens separation & arrival at Titan
The package has a run time of about 10 minutes and will be replayed once per 30-minute transmission slot.
The script will be online under http://television.esa.int/photos/25Dec2005.pdf
An ESA press release with more details will be online as of 09:00 GMT on 25 December, on http://www.esa.int
Broadcasters in the UK can get the images via the following local ends directly from the BT tower: AVC563
More background information can be found on www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens.
Transmission details:Eutelsat W1 at 10 degrees east
Transponder B2, vertical, channel C
F= 10,978 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4
For further information, visit our website at http://television.esa.int. For other enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.