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Tim Peake return to earth

Date: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 | 08:45 - 11:00 GMT | 10:45 - 13:00 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

Watch the live transmission of ESA astronaut Tim Peake coming back to Earth with his Expedition 47 crewmates Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra 

Landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan is currently scheduled at 09:14 GMT, 15:14 Kazakhstan time  on 18 June.

This live transmission will show - if the weather permits - the final descent and landing of the Soyuz capsule, the crew getting out and their first moments and reactions back on Earth.

The ESA astronaut will then return straight to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, for checkups and research into how humans adapt to living in space.

Highlights will be posted as soon as possible after transmission and later on there should also be highlights of the short welcoming ceremony in Kazakhstan and Tim's first interview back on Earth.

For more information contact ESA TV Team:

Dominique Detain at or +33 685 114 681

Chris Courtenay Taylor at or +44 7774 275 951.

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Satellite Parameters:

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D/link freq: 12606.5 MHz Polarisation X/horizontal
Signal: HD 1080i/50 MPEG4 420 clear SR: 7.200 FEC: ¾ Mod: DVBS2/8PSK
Audio 1: international
Audio 2: international
Audio mono/PIDs open