Status Report

The family of European launchers / ESA TV Exchanges / 25 SEP 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
September 24, 2001
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

25-Sep-01 08:30 – 09:00 GMT

The family of European launchers

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Please note the unusual transmission time. Also, the programme will not be transmitted in split audio but as follows:

08:30 GMT: International (no voice commentary) A-roll, plus B-roll

08:45 GMT: Re-feed of programme, with English (mix audio) A-roll, plus B-roll

The B-roll is identical for both transmissions, with clean international sound.

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

The family of Ariane launchers has become the premier commercial launch vehicle world wide. This programme outlines why Europe has been developing its own launcher, and how the family of Ariane 5 and VEGA launchers should help Arianespace to maintain its current position as market leader. Soundbites (English and French) by Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s Director of Launchers, complete the programme.

The 5-minute A-roll is complemented by an 8-minute B-roll. The script is on line as of today as a PDF file under and the detailed shot list will be included into this document tomorrow.

Finally, last Friday’s mailing was unfortunately sent without a proper spell-check. The ESA TV Service would like to apologise for this omission.

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

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.