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Envisat anniversary / / 03-04-2012
02 April 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
03-Apr-12 06:30 - 06:50 GMT
REPLAY: 03-Apr-12 15:00 - 15:20 GMT
Background information on the transmission:
In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA's launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. For a decade, Envisat has been keeping watch over our planet.
The eight-tonne satellite has doubled its planned five-year lifetime, circling Earth more than 50 000 times.
With ten sophisticated optical and radar sensors, the satellite is continuously observing and monitoring Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps.. An estimated 2000 scientific publications have been based on this information.
This A and B Roll provides an overview of the Mission with an interview of Volker Liebig, in English and German, Director of ESA Earth Observation Programmes.
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a DOC file under :
A WMV preview clip is online under :
More background information can be found on http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMWYN2VQUD_index_0_m.html.
The MPEG-2 files are on the ESA ftp server in the folder entitled :
Eutelsat 9A at 9E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.
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