Status Report

LIVE: Astrolab Media Briefing with ESA Astronaut Thomas Reiter / ESA TV Live / 22-09-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
September 21, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

22-Sep-06 07:00 – 08:15 GMT

LIVE: Astrolab Media Briefing with ESA Astronaut Thomas Reiter


Background information on the transmission:

In 2006-2007, missions involving four ESA astronauts will take place, together with the launch of two ISS modules built in Europe, and the launch of the first ATV, the European ISS cargo spacecraft.

On 22 September, a press conference will take place at the European Astronaut Centre EAC in Cologne, Germany, to present these forthcoming European manned spaceflight missions.

ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter will participate in this event live from the ISS, between approx 07:40 and 07:50 GMT.

Another speaker at the press conference is ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli who will participate in a Shuttle mission in summer 2007.

A highlights edit with the best images of the press conference will be transmitted later, at 12:00-12:30 GMT. A separate mailing will be made for this transmission.

The line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W2 at 16 degrees east, Transponder B6, vertical, channel D(SCPC, 4:2:0), F=11.154 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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