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Fw: SSETI Express - European Students Build a Satellite / ESA TV Exchanges / 01-07-2005

Information for all BB readers in Europe!

Please note that this programme will use a transponder the HOT BIRD
satellite at 13E but that the actual launch programme on August 25th ( we
hope!) will be broadcast on ASTRA-1G at 19E.

Plans are underway to ensure that the launch broadcast will also be streamed
on the on the internet at high and low speeds.

Graham - G3VZV

> Dear graham shirville,
> The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
> 01-Jul-05 08:45 - 09:00 GMT
> SSETI Express - European Students Build a Satellite
> ESA TV Exchanges
> Background information on the transmission:
> Replay I: 1 July 15:00-15:15 GMT
> Replay II: 2 July 10:45-11:00 GMT
> In about 18 months, under the leading role of the ESA Education
Department, a 250-strong team of students have built SSETI Express, a small
satellite now due to be shipped to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern
Russia for a launch currently scheduled on 25 August 2005. The
microsatellite is one of the projects of the Student Space Exploration and
Technology Initiative (SSETI) created by ESA in 2000.
> SSETI's aim is to encourage students to learn about space through the
design, construction, launch and operation of small satellites. Its slogan
is 'Let's launch the dream!' The collaboration between the pan-European
network of students, universities and experts involved SSETI has been
carried out using modern Internet tools.
> SSETI Express measures just 60 by 60 by 70 cm, small enough to piggyback
its way to orbit on a commercial launch. It is a truly European-scale
project. For instance, its communication system is a cooperation between
Polish students and the Amateur Radio community, its propulsion system was
developed by German students from Stuttgart, and its solar panels were
assembled by French students from Toulouse, and its on-board computer,
attitude control and determination system and camera all come from Aalborg
in Denmark.
> Today's Exchange was mainly recorded at Aalborg, during tests of the
ground segment, and includes soundbites by students and their Thesis
> In August, ESA TV will provide live coverage of the SSETI Express launch.
> 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 http://europa.eu.int/comm/ebs/schedule.cfm
> 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
> For further information, visit our website at http://television.esa.int.
For other enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71
565 6340, e-mail claus.habfast@esa.int.
> With kind regards
> ESA TV Service
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