From: ESA Broadcast Centre
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2003
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
18-Dec-03 16:00 - 16:15 GMT
Mars Express/Beagle-2 Separation: pre-event B-roll
ESA TV News
Background information on the transmission:
Please note the unusual satellite coordinates below. These will be the same for the live transmissions, on 19 December 2003.
Today's pre-event footage will be recorded on 18 December at ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, where ground controllers get ready for the ejection of the Beagle-2 lander by the Mars Express orbiter.
The footage will include statements by the Flight Operations Director, Michael McKay, on the status of these critical operations.
Finally, there will be a replay of yesterday's Video News Release "Mars Eexpress ready for Arrival at Mars".
More background information can be found on http://mars.esa.int.
Transmission details:Eutelsat W1 at 10 degrees east
Transponder B2, vertical, channel C (SCPC, DVB)
F=10,978.17 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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