Status Report

Smart Story III: Smaller, Faster, Smarter / ESA TV Exchanges / 24-06-2003

By SpaceRef Editor
June 24, 2003
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

24-Jun-03 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

Smart Story III: Smaller, Faster, Smarter

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1 – 24 June 17:45-18:00 GMT

Replay 2 – 28 June 09:00-09:15 GMT

This transmission is the third of four programmes on ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft which will fly to the moon following a launch on Ariane 5 on 28 August. Smart-1 is a relatively small spacecraft, developed in record time for a planetary mission, and featuring many examples of miniaturisation that will be tested for future missions. This programmes looks at this aspect of the mission.

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 is available as a PDF document, under

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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SpaceRef staff editor.