Status Report

Soyuz Mission TMA-4 to the ISS / ESA TV Exchanges / 16-04-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
April 15, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

Soyuz Mission TMA-4 to the ISS

ESA TV Exchanges

16-Apr-04 08:45 – 09:00 GMT

Replay I: 16 April 18:45-19:00 GMT

Replay II: 17 April 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

On 19 April 2004 at 03:19 GMT, ESA astronaut André Kuipers will depart for the Delta Mission to the International Space Station (ISS), with cosmonaut Gennadi Padalka and astronaut Mike Fincke.

Today’s transmission features provides final mission preparations, recorded in Baikonur and Moscow in the period 1-12 April 2004.

The following events are covered:

– Final Crew Examinations by State Commission

– Final test of space suits by crew – suit-up & pressure-test, in Baikonur

– Inspection of Soyuz Capsule by the crew in Baikonur

– Visit to the space museum in Baikonur – signature ceremony

– Visit to Red Square in Moscow & planting of flowers at Cosmonaut monument

– Farewell reception in Moscow

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

The script will be on-line as of 16 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:


Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule, visit our website at For all enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.