Status Report

STS-111 Pre-Launch Images from Cape Canaveral / ESA TV News / 30-05-2002

By SpaceRef Editor
May 29, 2002
Filed under , ,

The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

30-May-02 14:00 – 14:30 GMT

STS-111 Pre-Launch Images from Cape Canaveral


Background information on the transmission:

Please note the change in transmission time from 13:00 to 14:00 GMT

The countdown clock has started for STS-111, the 14th space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Space Shuttle Endeavour is slated to lift off May 30. It will deliver the Expedition Five crew and Mobile Remote Servicer Base System to the station.

All seven crewmembers — among them French Mission Specialist Philippe Perrin — have arrived at Kennedy Space Centre. During STS-111’s stay, the crew will perform three spacewalks, and the ISS Expedition Five crew — Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treschev — will arrive at the station on Space Shuttle Endeavour and replace the Expedition Four crew, which will return home with STS-111.

Also, the Italian-built Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, making its third trip to the station, will deliver supplies and equipment for the Expedition Five crew, among them the first ESA-built fully-fledged experiment facility for the ISS, the Microgravity Science Glovebox.

This pre-launch images feed produced by the French Space Agency CNES includes final launch preparations and images of the L-1 crew news conference.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:NSS-K at 21.5 degrees West

Transponder H07, vertical, dig ch. 6 (SCPC)

F=11.6275 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

For further information, visit our website at For other enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.