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ESA TV Live: Next on Astra 1G



For those in Europe who would like to watch the launch of the next two ESA 
"Express" missions directly rather than by the webstream here are the 
broadcast details just issued by ESA TV!


NEXT: Launch of Venus Express ñ ESAís first mission to the ìshepherdís 
planetî
Launch of SSETI Express ñ ESAís first student-built satellite
26 October 2005 ñ 06:20-12:00 CEST
27 October 2005 ñ 08:30- 09:00 CEST
The ESA TV Service is ensuring the live broadcast of ESAís most important 
events
on the Astra satellite, using a digital transponder that enables every 
European with a
digital satellite receiver and an antenna pointing at 19.2 degrees east, to 
follow these
events.
ASTRA 1G at 19 degrees East
Transponder: 1.108 (DVB - MPEG-2, MCPC)
Polarisation vertical - Frequency 12551,5 MHz
Symbol Rate 22000 MS/sec - FEC 5/6 - Service Name ESA (Astravision 2)
Starting 24 October, colour bars with an ESA identification are broadcast on 
this
satellite channel. This makes it possible to set up the equipment and tune 
the receiver
onto the right channel:
For broadcasters, the programme is also made available on Eutelsat W2, as a 
satellite
feed in full broadcast quality. For the downlink details, please check the 
ESA TV
Website - http://television.esa.int.
The next ESA TV live transmissions on Astra 1-G will be produced on 26 and 
27
October 2005 to mark the launches of Venus Express and SSETI Express
All times below are in CEST = GMT+2hours = BST +1 hour
26 October
Start End Description
CEST CEST
06:20 07:00 Live transmission of the Venus Express launch (lift-off 06:43)
07:00 07:35 Live from ESOC: Guest and media information event
09:30 09:45 Media update: separation, spacecraft status
11:00 11:55 Media briefing: Venus Express launch results
27 October
Start End Description
CEST CEST
00:30 09:00 Live transmission of the SSETI Express launch (lift-off 08:52) 
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