ATV 5 Launch Live Transmission

Date: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 | 21:20 - 00:50 GMT | 23:20 - 02:50 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

ESA's ATV-5 cargo carrier, designated "George Lemaitre", is scheduled to lift off tonight at 23:47:38GMT aboard its Ariane 5 launcher from the European spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana. Docking with the International Space Station is scheduled on 12 August.

This is the 5th and last ATV Mission and the heaviest spacecraft ever launched by Europe.

The launch programme will start at 23h20 GMT and will cover the Ariane flight until ATV separation, followed by ATV's solar array deployment and then management statements.

Live transmission will end some 1h40 minutes after lift off.

More information at:

Satellite Parameters:

EUTELSAT 7A @ 7 deg East TXP B2 SLOT 2G 12MHz
 DOWNLINK FR: 10997.5 MHz POL Y/vertical
 SR: 9.875Ms/s FEC: 3/4 Mod: DVBS2 8PSK
 SIGNAL: HD 16:9 1080i/50 MPEG4(H264) 4:2:0 DR:21.503 Mbps
 AUDIO:1 mono Fr
 AUDIO:2 mono Eng

Highlights will also be available within 1 hour after transmission on the ESA TV ftp server:

Login: esa
Password: ftp4esa
Please remember to use a ftp client as direct download access is not possible.


For any inquiries please contact the ESA TV production team:
Dominique Detain at or + 33 685 114 681

Chris Courtenay Taylor at or + 44 7774 275 951.