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Space and Sports
24 July 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
REPLAY: 25-Jul-12 15:00 - 15:10 GMT
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In the coming days the Olympic Games will attract a worlwide audience and from wherever we are on the globe we'll all be able to follow whatever happens in London for the athletes.
Indeed this is a fantastic showcase for space technologies which we are not fully aware of and now take for granted.
The evolution of the Space activities and in particular of telecommunications via satellite has transformed the planet in a big stadium where everybody has a front seat.
This video recalls the extraordinary progresses made in the relay of sports and the new tools now available for professionals and spectators around the world.
Eutelsat 9A at 9°E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.