Status Report

MSG Launch Highlights / ESA TV News / 28-08-2002

By SpaceRef Editor
August 22, 2002
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

28-Aug-02 04:00 – 04:15 GMT

MSG Launch Highlights


Background information on the transmission:

About 25 years after the first Meteosat weather satellite, the first of the second
generation (MSG-1) is to be launched during the night of 27 to 28 August by an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou at 19:30 hrs Kourou time (00:30 CEST).

This new weather satellite built by the European Space Agency will help to make weather forecasts faster and more accurate than ever before, and detect freak weather conditions.

The ESA TV Service provides 3 transmissions of edited highlights of the launch. The highlights will be retransmitted as follows:

04:30-04:45 GMT

06:00-06:15 GMT

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W1, 10 degrees East

Transponder B5, channel B

F=11.14375 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec,

FEC=3/4, MPEG-2 (4:2:0)

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SpaceRef staff editor.