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Luca Parmitano Expedition 61 Landing

Date: Thu, Feb 06, 2020 | 02:00 - 10:00 GMT | 03:00 - 11:00 CET

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

Landing of the Expedition 61 crew (Parmitano/Skvortsov/Koch) on the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft is scheduled at 15:13:29Kazakhstan time on Thursday 06 February.

ESA TV will offer live coverage of all key moments of the operations starting at:

- Farewell ceremony and hatch closing at 0230 GMT (tx 0200-0245 GMT)

- Undocking of Soyuz MS-13 from the Poisk ISS module at 0550 GMT (tx 0530-0615 GMT)

- Landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 0913 GMT (tx 0845-1045 GMT)

The Italian ESA astronaut will then return to the European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, for check-ups and research into how humans adapt to living in space.

ESA Web TV will re-transmit NASA coverage of the landing with commentary.

All highlights will be posted as soon as possible on the ESA TV ftp server:
Login: esa
Password: ftp4esa

Some Expedition 60/61 mission statistics for landing on 06 February:
Duration - 201 days
Orbits of Earth - 3216
Distance travelled - 136,340,713 Km
8 visiting vehicles arrived - SpaceX/Dragon 18&19 / Progress 73P&74P / Cygnus NG-12 / Soyuz MS-14&MS-15 / HTV-8
9 visiting vehicles departed - SpaceX 18&19 / Progress 72P&73P / Cygnus NG-11&NG-12 / Soyuz MS-12&MS-14 / HTV-8
Luca has logged a total of 367 days in space across 2 missions - the most for any ESA astronaut
This mission he conducted 4 spacewalks to repair AMS totalling 25hrs 30mins. Across his 2 missions he has conducted 6 spacewalks totalling 33hrs 9mins.

More information at: _Station /Beyond_mission_Luca_Parmitano

Satellite Parameters:

Eutelsat 7B @ 7degEast

Txp B6 Ch F (9MHz)
D/l: 11171.83 MHz Pol Y/vertical
Signal: HD 1080i/50 MPEG4 4:2:0 (H264) clear, SR: 7200 Ms/s FEC: 3/4
Mod: DVB-S2/8PSK Audio PIDs: Open/mono Pilot:On Roll-off: 0.2 DR: >15k
Audio 1/2: international

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