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SSETI Express - Update 3rd October

We have been advised that a new launch date has been agreed - Thursday 27th 
October from the Plesetsk  Cosmodrome - with 28th October as a back-up date. 
The launch time is still expected to remain at 06:52:26 UTC

For those who have already set-up their sat TV equipment to receive the ESA 
transmissions on ASTRA 1G - you may like to know that the launch of the ESA 
Cryosat spacecraft will be broadcast this coming Saturday -8th October. 
Cryosat will lift-off from a launch facility at Plesetsk just a few 
kilometres away from where SSETI  Express will be launched from.

Start     End     Description
14:20 14:45     Start of ESA TV Programme  welcome from ESA/ESRIN
14:45 15:15     Launch coverage from ESA/ESOC and Plesetsk Cosmodrome
15:02               Scheduled lift-off
15:15 16:30     Cryosat background information  live from ESA/ESRIN
16:30 16:45     Live coverage of satellite/launcher separation from ESA/ESOC
16:36               Scheduled orbital injection
17:00 17:30     Post-launch media briefing from ESA/ESRIN


Graham G3VZV 
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