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Smart-1 Story IV: Travelling with Solar Energy through Deep Space / ESA TV Exchanges / 04-07-2003

By SpaceRef Editor
June 30, 2003
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

04-Jul-03 12:00 – 12:15 GMT

Smart-1 Story IV: Travelling with Solar Energy through Deep Space

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1 – 4 July 18:45-19:00 GMT

Replay 2 – 5 July 09:00-09:15 GMT

This transmission is the last of four programmes on ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft which will fly to the moon following a launch on Ariane 5 on 28 August. The programme investigates the ion propulsion technology that the mission will test in view of its use for Europe’s future large deep space mission. Thank to ion propulsion, light, i.e. energy from the sun can be used to accelerate a spacecraft

This Exchange comprises of a 5 minute A-roll with split audio (English commentary/international sound) and is complimented by a 8-minute B-Roll with clean international sound.

The script will be available as of 4 July as a PDF document, on the ESA TV Website

A preview clip can be downloaded in Media Player format from

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) Service. You can find the complete transmission shcedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Website at

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13 degrees 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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