Status Report

Rosetta on the Way to Comet 67/P / ESA TV Exchanges / 05-03-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
March 5, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be
05-Mar-04 09:45 – 10:00 GMT

Rosetta on the Way to Comet 67/P

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 5 March 19:45 – 20:00 GMT

Replay II: 6 March 10:00 – 10:15 GMT

ESA’s Rosetta probe was successfully launched into space on 2 March 2004 at 07:17 GMT.

Today’s transmission provides, three days after launch, an overview of Europe’s latest space exploration mission with the best pre-launch, launch and post-launch images/animations of its twelve-year voyage through interplanetary space.

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 on-line as a PDF document under

A Windows Media Player preview of the transmission can be downloaded from the ESA TV Website, as of the morning of 5 March.

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.