Status Report

Venus Express – Ready for Launch / ESA TV Exchanges / 21-10-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
October 20, 2005
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

21-Oct-05 08:30 – 08:45 GMT

Venus Express – Ready for Launch

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

Replay I: 21 October 15:00-15:15 GMT

Replay II: 22 October 10:45-11:00 GMT

Five days before the launch of Venus Express, this Video News Release provides a concise answer to why Europe will be studying the “shepherd’s star”. Background footage includes 3-D graphics of the spacecraft, video recordings of Venus Express at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, images of Venus from past missions, and soundbites by ESA’s planetary mission coordinator, Marcello Coradini.

The script is online as a PDF file under

A pre-view video clip can be downloaded from (Media Player, 1.8 MB)

or (Quicktime 5.9 MB)

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.