Status Report

STS-116 Landing – ESA TV Summary / ESA TV News / 23-12-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
December 22, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

23-Dec-06 07:00 – 07:30 GMT

STS-116 Landing – ESA TV Summary


Background information on the transmission:

The landing of Shuttle Discovery tonight is scheduled to be followed some six hours later by a Crew News Conference (without Thomas Reiter) and the release of a short B-roll of Reiter in the Crew Quarters including a few soundbites.

If the landing is at White Sands in New Mexico, both will probably be cancelled.

Instead of live coverage at a yet unknown time in the middle of the night, ESA TV provides a summary B-roll with all relevant images released as of the landing, early the following morning.

This transmission from KSC is on an EBU-operated news channel; please note the specific downlink details and time.

This transmission will also be made available as a file in broadcast quality, in the Mpeg-2 file format.

The file (approx 700 MB) will be available on an ftp server with the following details:


Userid: esa

Password: ftp4esa

This server hosts several files – their names indicate which ESA TV transmission they cover.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W3A at 7 degrees East, Transponder B1 (channel Delta 1), horizontal (SCPC, 4:2:2), F=11.014 MHz, SR=6.665 MS/sec, FEC=7/8

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