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For those in Europe with biggish dishes - here is another way of watching 
NASA-TV - thank you ESA

Also remember that with broadband/ADSL you should be able to view the 
programme at:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

enjoy!
73

Graham G3VZV


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <claus.habfast@esa.int>
To: <g3vzv@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 1:00 PM
Subject: ''Launch'' of SuitSat: Highlights of 3 Feb ISS Spacewalk / NASA TV 
/ 06-02-2006


> ESA BROADCAST CENTRE
>
> Dear graham shirville,
>
> The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
> 06-Feb-06 16:00 - 17:00 GMT
> ''Launch'' of SuitSat: Highlights of 3 Feb ISS Spacewalk
> NASA TV
>
> Background information on the transmission:
>
> In the night 3-4 February, the two resident astronauts of the 
> International Space Station will put one of the strangest "satellites" 
> ever into orbit: Valery Tokarev and Bill McArthur will hurl an empty 
> spacesuit overboard, making it an Earth-orbiting satellite - "SuitSat" for 
> short.
>
> To this end, a Russian Orlan spacesuit that has passed its design 
> liftetime, was equipped with three batteries, a radio transmitter and 
> internal sensors to measure temperature and battery power. Like Sputnik 48 
> years ago, radio signals of this object can be received by radio amateurs 
> around the globe, at frequency 145.990 MHz.
>
> Of course, the main objectives of the ISS spacewalk on 3 February are not 
> this deployment but preparation for major maintenance and assembly work of 
> the International Space Station. But viewers around the world will admire 
> the pictures of an empty space suit floating away into the depth of space.
>
> NASA-TV covers the spacewalk live, during eight hours, starting 3 February 
> 2006 at 21:30 GMT. NASA-TV also transmits a summary report, on Monday 6 
> February starting 16:00 GMT which ESA TV will rebroadcast live.
>
> More background information can be found on http://suitsat.org/.
>
>
>
> Transmission details:Eutelsat W2 at 16 DEG EAST
> Transponder B5 Middle,
> Channel 6, horizontal,
> F=11.160 MHz, SR=5.632 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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