Status Report

Today on the ESA TV Service Schedule 26 Feb 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
February 26, 2001
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Today’s transmission of the ESA TV Service includes:

26-Feb-01 14:00 – 14:45 GMT

Mir De-0rbit Video File

ESA/CNES Background footage compilation

Background information on the transmission:

ATTENTION: Today’s transmission is 45 minutes instead of the regular 30 minutes.

The de-orbiting of the Mir space station in mid-March will put an end to one of the most important projects in the history of space flight. Today’s transmission provides broadcasters with the images they need to cover this event and the history of Mir since the launch of its first module in February 1986.

The transmission includes an A-roll (5 minutes) with split audio (English voiceover and clean, international sound), and an extended B-roll with the following images:

New 3-D graphics on the Mir de-orbiting (2′)

Mir de-orbit monitoring facilities of French Space Agency CNES, in Toulouse, France. Soundbites by CNES experts (7′)

Mir de-orbit monitoring facilities of ESA at ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany (1′)

3-D Graphics International Space Station, ISS in-orbit assembly images from February 2001 (2’30”)

Historic footage of Mir in orbit, missions of French astronauts to Mir in the 1980s (9′)

Training of ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald for the German Mir 97 mission, images from the mission (1’30”)

Images from the Shuttle-Mir missions of NASA and RKA, also with ESA astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy. Salyut launch and docking images (4′)

Images from ESA’s Euromir 94 and 95 missions with ESA astronauts Ulf Merbold and Thomas Reiter (5′)

Images of Mir experiments and their operations (1’30”)

Images from the last mission of a non-Russian cosmonaut to Mir, with ESA astronaut Jean-Piere HaignÈrÈ (2′)

Images of the accident on 25 June 1997 that damaged the Mir solar panel, in-orbit images of the damage (1’30”)

Historic footage from previous space stations Skylab and Salyut 7 (1′)

Earth Views filmed from Mir (2′)

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W1 at 10 degrees East

Transponder B5, horizontal, dig ch 1 (SCPC)

F=11.13475 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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