Status Report

Next-Generation Space Telescope NGST/ESA TV Exchanges/01-03-2002

By SpaceRef Editor
February 28, 2002
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

01-Mar-02 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Next-Generation Space Telescope NGST

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 01 Mar 02 19:45 – 20:00 GMT

Replay II: 02 Mar 02 08:00 – 08:45 GMT

Within the next decade ESA and NASA will launch NGST, the Next Generation Space Telescope. Unlike the Hubble Space Telescope which has been providing images of the Universe for the past 12 years, the NGST will focus on the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is due to the fact that there are gaps in the knowledge about the early phases of the universe which are hoped to be filled by NGST observing light at this end of the spectrum.

This programme provides an overview of the NGST complete with graphic animations and explanations on how NGST will help to answer questions about the orgin of the Universe.

The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll with international sound only. The script is on-line as a PDF document under

A Real Video stream of the programme is on line underÇĆ2FA>

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

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13° 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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SpaceRef staff editor.