Status Report

The Deepest View of the Universe Ever/ESA TV Exchanges/09-03-2004

By SpaceRef Editor
March 8, 2004
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

09-Mar-04 18:45 – 19:00 GMT

The Deepest View of the Universe Ever

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 10 March 07:30 – 07:45 GMT

Replay II: 13 March 10:00 – 10:15 GMT

On 9 March the deepest view of the Universe ever, the NASA/ESA Hubble Ultra Deep Field, will be unveiled. American and European astronomers have pointed Hubble to a single region of the sky for 28 days and te resulting Ultra Deep Field will show galaxies that are 2.5-3 times fainter than any existing images, enabling the study of thousands of hitherto unseen galaxies at the earliest times.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Ultra Deep Field is likely to remain the deepest image of the Universe for the next decade or even two.

This historic image will be unveiled to the media on 9 March 2004 at 15:30 CET when the amazing high-resolution colour images, including special zoomviews will be posted on ESA’s Hubble web site

Please note the ESA TV Exchange release scheduled times above.

The programme comprises of a 5-minute A-roll with split track and commentary and is complemented by a B-Roll with clean international sound. The script will be on-line 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: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.