Status Report

Rosetta Ready for Launch / ESA TV Exchanges / 24-02-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
February 24, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

24-Feb-04 10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Rosetta Ready for Launch

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 24 February 19:45 – 20:00 GMT

Replay II: 28 February 10:00 – 10:15 GMT

Today’s transmission provides, two days prior to the scheduled launch of Rosetta, an overview of the mission together with latest footage of launch preparation in Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and new 3-D graphics of the 11-year travel to the target comet.

The programme comprises of a 3-minute A-roll with split track and commentary and is complemented by a B-Roll with clean international sound. The script is on-line as a PDF document under

A Windows Media Player preview of the transmission can be downloaded from

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.