Status Report

Today on the ESA TV Service Schedule 29 Jan 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2001
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Today’s transmission of the ESA TV Service includes:

29-Jan-01 14:00 – 14:30 GMT

ERS – The Ongoing Mission

The predecessors of Envisat

Background information on the transmission:

Envisat, the largest and most sophisticated European-built Earth observation satellite, is now being readied for shipment to the launch site. The last opportunity for the media to take a look at the impressive ten metre-tall giant is on Thursday 1 February at ESA’s ESTEC establishment. Leading scientists, top managers from the Astrium industrial consortium and the ESA project team will give comprehensive background briefings.

For the next three days, the ESA TV Service transmits background footage on Envisat. Today’s transmission focuses on the highly successful ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites, whose missions will be continued by Envisat with its even better instruments.

Today’s 22-minute programme includes extensive 3-D graphics, outlines of the main use and successes of the ERS satellites, and it features a history of ESA’s involvmeent in remote sensing. The programme carries English commentary and clean international sound (split audio tracks).

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W1 at 10 degrees East

Transponder B5, dig ch 1, horizontal

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

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SpaceRef staff editor.