Status Report

Space Debris / ESA TV Exchanges / 15-04-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
April 13, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

15-Apr-05 11:30 – 11:45 GMT

Space Debris

ESA TV Exchange

Background information on the transmission:

Replay: 16 April 10:45 -11:00 GMT

An international conference on Space Debris is hosted by ESA, 18-20 April, at ESA’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.

Space debris has recently been attracting increasing attention not only due to the growing recognition of the long-term need to protect the commercially valuable low-Earth and geosynchronous orbital zones (LEO and GEO), but also due to the direct threat that existing debris poses to current and future missions.

This Exchange includes new 3-D graphics on space debris, images of debris hit objects returned from space, plus soundbites by an ESA expert.

The Programme is made of an A-roll (split audio, English) of five minutes plus a B-roll with clean international sound.

The script will be on-line shortly as a PDF document under

A pre-view Media Player file is online now 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: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.