Status Report

Mars Express and Beagle-2: the Final Burst / ESA TV Exchanges / 11-11-2003

By SpaceRef Editor
November 10, 2003
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

11-Nov-03 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Mars Express and Beagle-2: the Final Burst

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 11 November 19:45-20:00 GMT

Replay 2: 15 November 10:00-10:15 GMT

The early morning hours of Christmas Day 25 December 2003 will see the long-awaited arrival of Mars Express and Beagle 2 at their destination.

This Exchange in the second in a series of five feeds with pre-event background footage.

The images for today’s Exchange were shot on 6 November, at a full-scale operations simulation of the Beagle-2/Mars Express separation. An overview of events between 19 December, when Beagle-2 and Mars Express separate, and 25 December, when they arrive at Mars, is provided. The Exchange features new 3-D graphics.

This Exchange comprises of a 8 minute A-roll with split audio (English commentary/international sound) and is complimented by a B-Roll with sound bites.

The script will be online as a PDF document, under

A pre-view Media Player file is on line under

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) Service. You can find the complete transmission shcedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Website at

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13 degrees East (DVB/MPEG-2)

Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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With kind regards

ESA TV Service

SpaceRef staff editor.