Status Report

LIVE: Stardust Returns to Earth / NASA-TV / 15-01-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
January 13, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

15-Jan-06 09:30 – 11:00 GMT

LIVE: Stardust Returns to Earth


Background information on the transmission:

Scientists around the world eagerly await the arrival of sample particles from Comet Wild 2, which are being brought back to Earth by NASA’s Stardust spacecraft on Sunday, 15 January.

The ESA TV Service will provide a 1:1 rebroadcast of the NASA TV coverage of this event.

The touchdown of the capsule is scheduled for 10:12 GMT

More background information can be found on

Transmission details: Eutelsat W2 at 16 degrees east,

Transponder B5 lower, channel 5, horizontal, (Mpeg-2 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)

F=11.151 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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