Status Report

Launch of NASA Phoenix Mission to Mars / ESA TV Live / 04-08-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

04-Aug-07 09:00 – 09:45 GMT

Launch of NASA Phoenix Mission to Mars


Background information on the transmission:

The launch of NASA’s Phoenix probe is set for Saturday 4 August at 09:26 GMT to start a mission to Mars to try to locate a habitable zone on the Red Planet.

Phoenix will launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Delta II. Weather forecast predicts an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for Saturday as well as Sunday. This launch will initiate the latest in a series of U.S. and ESA missions in orbit around Mars in search of evidence for past or present life on Mars. NASA has until 24 August to launch Phoenix.

ESA TV provides a live rebroadcast of NASA-TV coverage of last launch preparations, final countdown and lift-off.

Please note that the line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:

Eutelsat Atlantic Bird at 12.5 degrees West

Transponder F5, channel D (SCPC) horizontal, F=12.652 MHz, SR=6.1113 Ms/sec, FEC=3/4

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SpaceRef staff editor.