Status Report

Preview 2003 – ESA Science Programme / ESA TV Exchanges / 10-01-2003

By SpaceRef Editor
January 8, 2003
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

  • 10-Jan-03 10:15 – 10:30 GMT
  • Preview 2003 – ESA Science Programme
  • ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 10 January, 19:45-20:00 GMT

Replay II: 11 January, 08:15-08:30 GMT

The year 2003 will see the launch of three major ESA Science missions: The Rosetta probe to land on comet Wirtanen, the Smart-1 technology mission using solar power to fly to the Moon, and the Mars Express mission to look for traces of water and life on Mars.

This TV Exchange provides a short overview of these exciting missions.

The programme comprises of a 5-minute A-roll with split track and commentary and is complemented by a B-Roll with clean international sound. The script will be available as of tomorrow on-line as a PDF document 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

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

For further information, visit our website at For other enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.