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Planck – ESA’s Time Machine / ESA TV Exchanges / 01-06-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
June 1, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

01-Jun-07 09:10 – 09:25 GMT

Planck – ESA’s Time Machine

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 1 June 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay 2: 2 June 10:30-10:45 GMT

In about one year, ESA will launch Planck, a satellite to map the cosmic background radiation with unprecedented accuracy. Many features of the early universe are still unexplained, and need assumptions like the existence of “dark energy” to describe the formation of the very first galaxies. Planck is expected to help shedding more light on these mysteries.

This Exchange includes soundbites by NASA scientist George Smoot who received the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the cosmi background radiation.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A WMV preview clip is online under

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

This programme is also available in broadcast quality via ftp-transfer, from – please use your userid [email protected] and password 8dwnrd84 for fetching the file from the ESA TV server.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:

Sirius 2 at 4.8 degrees East, Transponder B1, Horizontal (Europe by Satellite)

F=11727.5 MHz, Symbol rate 27500 MS/sec, FEC 3/4

Audio pids: International sound=201 English=202

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SpaceRef staff editor.