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STS-116 Highlights – The Mission of ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang / ESA TV Exchanges / 05-04-2007

By SpaceRef Editor
April 4, 2007
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

05-Apr-07 09:10 – 09:25 GMT

STS-116 Highlights – The Mission of ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay 1: 5 April 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay 2: 7 April, 10:45-11:00 GMT

On Friday 22 December 2006, Christer Fuglesang, the first Nordic astronaut, returned to Earth with Space Shuttle Discovery at the end of a 13-day mission to the ISS. Fuglesang participated in three spacewalks, the first two of which had been part of the original schedule: Fuglesang and NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam attached a new segment to the ISS truss; rewired The ISS electrical power system; and replaced some equipment outside the ISS.

The third spacewalk, during the night of 18/19 December, became necessary because one of the Station’s original solar arrays did not retract on its own. Fuglesang and Curbeam successfully freed up the jammed array.

The STS-116 Highlights tell the story of the mission from walk-out to the launch pad until landing, keeping the focus on Fuglesang. The ESA astronaut and his fellow NASA crew Members will visit Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and France in the two weeks starting 10 April.

The edit is made in a way so that the (English) mission control audio is serving as international sound and at the same time as voiceover.

The shot list is online as a PDF file under

A WMV preview clip is online 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

This programme is also available in broadcast quality via ftp-transfer, from – please use your userid and password 8dwnrd84 for fetching the file from the ESA TV server.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:

Sirius 2 at 4.8 degrees East, Transponder B1, Horizontal (Europe by Satellite)

F=11727.5 MHz, Symbol rate 27500 MS/sec, FEC 3/4

Audio pids: International sound=201 English=202

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