Status Report

Progress – Freighters for the ISS / ESA TV Exchanges / 13-04-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
April 12, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

13-Apr-04 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Progress – Freighters for the ISS

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 13 April 18:45-19:00 GMT

Replay II: 17 April 09:00 – 09:15 GMT

On 19 April 2004 at 03:19 GMT, ESA astronaut André Kuipers will depart for the International Space Station (ISS). In his luggage, Kuipers will carry fifteen scientific experiments, most of them Dutch.

Much of the hardware for these experiments was transported to the ISS in late January, onboard a Russian Progress M1 vehicle.

This Progress M1-11 also transported food, water and air to the ISS, and an intriguing German experiment, called “Matroshka”. This is a dummy puppet made of material similar to human bone and body tissue to study the effects of long term exposure to the space environment on the human body.

Today’s transmission is the second in a series of four ESA TV Exchanges on the DELTA mission, and it includes new images from the Progress M1-11 mission, recorded in Baikonur and onboard the ISS. Events covered include launch preparations and launch from Baikonir, the docking with the ISS, and the space walks during which the Matroshka was fitted on the outside of the ISS.

The programme includes an A-roll of five minutes (aplit audio – English voiceover) and a B-roll of 8 minutes with clean international sound.

The script will be on-line as of 13 April 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

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