Status Report

Weekly ISS-Astrolab Highlights – Preview on 3-August-Spacewalk / ESA TV Exchanges / 02-08-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
August 1, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

02-Aug-06 09:00 – 09:30 GMT

Weekly ISS-Astrolab Highlights – Preview on Spacewalk

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

On 6 July 2006, German ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter joined the permanent ISS Expedition 13 Crew.

ESA-TV provides weekly ISS-Astrolab Highlights featuring the best images received during the past seven days.

This week’s highlights will focus on the space walk of Reiter on 3 August, the preparation of which occupied a good part of the Expedition 13 Crew activities in the last days. The highlights will also include part of the 3-D animations and background and training footage NASA released last week during the EVA media briefing.

The dope sheet for the B-roll will be online later today under

The space walk itself will last for more than six hours until late evening of 3 August. For this reason, ESA-TV will not provide any live coverage but instead, a longer-than-usual NASA-TV ISS mission commentary on 4 August, with a full EVA summary.

The weekdaily ISS mission commentary on 3 August is cancelled.

Please note that all weekly Highlights are on Eutelsat W2 and NOT on Atlantic Bird which carries the daily NASA-TV ISS Mission Commentaries.

The line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W2 at 16 degrees East, transponder B3, channel horizontal, F=11.107 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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