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PROBA: fruitful demonstrations / / 15-05-2012
14 May 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
15-May-12 06:30 - 06:45 GMT
REPLAY: 15-May-12 15:00 - 15:15 GMT
PROBA: fruitful demonstrations
Background information on the transmission:
Small is beautiful: this could be the motto for the PROBA satellites.
But not only are they small and cheap to produce but they have the dual function of testing technological developments as well as offering an opportunity for scientists to send more experimental and new scientific missions into space.
It's been more than ten years now since the first PROBA was launched and the concept continues with more missions ahead and more demonstrations in several domains.
This A&B roll gives the status on the PROBA results since 2001 and explain the perspectives with the new PROBA missions in preparation.
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/esaMI/Proba/index.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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