Status Report

Today on the ESA TV Service Schedule 9 Jan 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
January 9, 2001
Filed under ,

Today’s transmission of the ESA TV Service includes:

09-Jan-01 14:00 – 14:30 GMT

Preview 2001: ENVISAT

ESA prepares to launch environmental satellite

Background information on the transmission:

In the summer of 2001, an Ariane 5 launcher will put into orbit ENVISAT, Europe’s biggest satellite. Its ten state-of-the-art instruments will enable the study of the environment and the interactions that drive global change in unprecedented detail. ENVISAT will also continue the missions of the ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites launched in 1991 and 1995.

Today’s transmission is a replay of a very recent overview of Envisat, featuring an interview with Nobel prize winner Paul Crutzen (NL) from the Mainz Max-Planck-Institut. The overview is in split track audio with English voiceover and international sound.

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

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 [email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.