[amsat-bb] Fw: ESA TV coverage of next Soyuz Mission to the ISS

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Wed Apr 4 04:56:31 PDT 2007

Hi All,

Some interesting TV viewing for the holiday weekend!


Graham G3VZV

> On 7 April at 17:30 GMT, two Russian astronauts, Fyodor Yurchikhin and 
> Oleg Kotov are scheduled to launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to begin a 
> six-month stay on the ISS.
> With them will be Charles Simonyi, an American flying as a "space tourist" 
> who will return to Earth with the current ISS crew members on April 20.
> Simonyi, a former Microsoft top executive, will be performing scientific 
> programme whilst on the ISS, including experiments from ESA to study the 
> response of the human body to the microgravity environment and to cast 
> light on common conditions that cause pain and discomfort to millions of 
> citizens throughout the world.
> Expedition 15's Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft is scheduled to dock at the 
> station on 9 April a little after 19:00 GMT. The hatch between the capsule 
> and the ISS will be opened shortly later, followed by a welcome ceremony 
> in orbit.
> ESA-TV will provides live coverage of these events, as a live rebroadcast 
> of NASA-TV:
> 7 April  16:30-18:00 GMT LIVE: Expedition 15/Soyuz Launch Coverage 
> including images of final launch preparations in Baikonur
> 9 April  18:45-19:15 GMT LIVE: Soyuz Docking with the ISS
> 9 April  20:25-21:00 GMT LIVE: Expedition 15 Crew Enters ISS, live 
> statements
> More background information can be found on: 
> http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
> Satellite downlink details for all transmissions:
> Eutelsat Atlantic Bird at 12.5 degrees West
> Transponder F5, channel D horizontal,
> F=12.652 MHz, SR=6.1113 Ms/sec, FEC=3/4
> Please note that this transmission will not be available as broadcast 
> quality files for ftp download.
> For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule, 
> visit our website at http://television.esa.int. For all enquires, contact 
> Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail 
> claus.habfast at esa.int.
> With kind regards,
> ESA TV Service

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