Status Report

Venus Express – Launch Highlights / ESA TV Exchanges / 11-11-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
November 10, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

11-Nov-05 09:45 – 10:00 GMT

Venus Express – Launch Highlights

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 11 November 16:00-16:15 GMT

Replay II: 12 November 12:00-12:15 GMT

On 9 November 2005 at 03:33 GMT, Venus Express was successfully launched onto an orbit to the “Shepherd’s Planet”. Today’s transmission includes the highlight images, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and Mission Control at ESOC, including ENG recordings that could not be included into the live launch transmission.

The Exchange includes all footage required to cover the mission between now and the arrival of Venus Express at destination, on 11 April 2006.

The script will be online as a PDF file under

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 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.