Status Report

Landing of space shuttle Atlantis. / ESA TV Live / 20-02-2008

By SpaceRef Editor
February 19, 2008
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

20-Feb-08 12:45 – 14:30 GMT

Landing of space shuttle Atlantis.


Background information on the transmission:

After a hugely successful 14-day mission that has seen the attachment to ISS and commissioning of the Columbus European laboratory, space shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth tomorrow. European astronaut Hans Schlegel returns on Atlantis, while Leyopold Eyharts remains on the ISS as part of the Expedition 16 crew.

The schedule for landing is as follows:

  • 12:45 GMT – ESA relay of NASA TV commences
  • 12:59 GMT – De-orbit burn for 1st landing opportunity at KSC
  • 13:54 GMT – KSC radar acquisition of Atlantis
  • 14:07 GMT – Atlantis lands
  • 14:30 GMT end of transmission

Satellite coordinates given below. The line-up time for all ESA SCPC feeds is minus 5 minutes.

Approximately 1 hour later, the landing scenes of this feed will be avalailable for MPEG2 download via ftp:

Server name:

Login: esa

Password/userid: ftp4esa

Please be informed that the file will be too big to access via a web browser and that you need to use a ftp download manager.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:

Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 1 (AB1) at 12.5degW, Transponder F5, Channel E, F = 12660.75MHz, Pol = horizontal,SR = 6.1113 Ms/s, FEC = 3/4, signal MPEG2 4:2:0 in the clear

For further information on these feeds, please contact the ESA TV producer Chris Courtenay Taylor: tel + 44 7774 275 951 or mail [email protected]

For the latest transmission schedule, go to For all enquires on transmissions, send contact [email protected] or call her mobile phone +32 495 209541. For ordering video tapes and questions on footage via ftp-transfer, contact [email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.