Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 | 17:00 - 19:45 GMT | 18:00 - 20:45 CET
Type: ESA TV Live
Follow the launch of Sentinel-3A, a multi-faceted mission to measure Earth’s oceans, land, ice and atmosphere, providing critical information in near-real time for ocean and weather forecasting.
It is the third of the Sentinel satellites for the Copernicus programme.
Lift off is currently scheduled at 17h57 GMT this 16 February on top of a Rokot from the Russian Cosmodrome of Plesetsk, North of Russia.
Transmission will be in 2 parts:
1/ Last preparations at Plesetsk with lift-off, ascent and first flight phase also from ESA's Operations Center (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.
2/ After ballistic flight; separation of the 3 satellites, acquisition of signal and management statements from Plesetsk and ESOC.
Live transmission can also be followed on the web via the ESA portal.
As soon as possible after the TV transmission, launch highlights will be posted on ESA TV ftp server:
Server: tvdownload.esa.int/ Login: esa Password: ftp4esa
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus
Eutelsat 10A @ 10degEast Transponder B5 Channel E (9MHz)
D/link freq: 11162.83 MHz Polarisation X/horizontal
Signal: HD 1080i/50 MPEG4 420 clear SR: 7.200 FEC: ¾ Mod: DVBS2/8PSK
Audio 1: commentated mix
Audio 2: international
Audio mono/PIDs open
For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV production team:
Dominique Detain at firstname.lastname@example.org / tel + 33 685 114 681
Chris Courtenay Taylor at email@example.com / tel + 44 7774 275 951