Status Report

The first European woman on the ISS / ESA TV Exchanges / 21 SEP 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
September 20, 2001
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

21-Sep-01 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

AndromËde – the next ESA astronaut en route to the ISS

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

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

In one month, on 21 October 2001, ESA astronaut Claudie HaignerÈ is scheduled to become the first European woman to visit the International Space Station. Europe is an active partner in the ISS, with one or two ESA astronauts onboard per year already in the current assembly pahse. Today, scientific experiments have started on the ISS, and for the 10-day mission of Claude HaignerÈ, 85 kgs of experiments are being carried to the station.

Todays transmission, an ESA/CNES production, provides an overview of the French Andromede mission of ESA astronaut Claude HaignerÈ to the ISS. The ESA TV Service will cover the launch and the mission extensively, and as of mid-October tranmsit further pre-launch background footage.

The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound. There are French soundbites by the astronaut on the B-roll, and footage of her recent training in Star City and Houston. The script is on-line as a PDF document under and a shotlist will be included as of tomorrow.

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.