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Kuipers landing in Kazakhstan / 16:9 SD / 01-07-2012
27 June 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Live
01-Jul-12 04:30 - 20:15 GMT
REPLAY: 01-Jul-12 00:00 - 00:00 GMT
Kuipers landing in Kazakhstan
Background information on the transmission:
On 1st July ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers, NASA astronaut Don Pettit and Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko will return to Earth in their Soyuz capsule.
Landing is scheduled at 0815GMT on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
During his 193-day "PromISSe" mission to the ISS Andre has carried out an intensive scientific programme, monitored ATV "Eduardo Amaldi" docking and played a key role in capture and berthing of the new Dragon private spacecraft. Together with his 11-day Delta taxi mission in 2004, Andre has now racked up 204 days in space for ESA.
Subject as always to coverage over US/Russian ground resources, ESA TV will provide the following:
0430-0515GMT Undocking (0453GMT - may include earlier farewells/hatch closing from 0140GMT)
0700-0730GMT De-orbit burn (0719GMT)
0800-0900GMT Landing/extraction from Soyuz (landing at 0815GMT)
1930-2015GMT welcome ceremony in Kazakhstan and post-flight comments from Andre.
Landing highlights will be posted on the ESA TV ftp server as soon as possible after end of each transmission period. Key parts will be available via ESA web.
More background information can be found on http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/PromISSe/index.html.
EUTELSAT 10A (EX W2A) 10 deg East
Transmissions @ 0430, 0700 and 0800:
TXP B5 Channel A (9MHZ)
D/link freq: 11126.83 MHz POL X/horizontal
SR: 5.632Ms/s FEC 3/4
Sig: PAL SD MPEG2 420 16:9
Modulation: DVBS/QPSK in clear
Mono audio - PIDs open
Transmission at 1930: as above but
Channel C @ D/l freq: 11144.83 MHz POL X/horizontal
For the latest transmission schedule, go to: