Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 | 03:30 - 05:30 GMT | 04:30 - 06:30 CET
Type: ESA TV Live
ESA’s new Sun-exploring mission, Solar Orbiter, is set for launch at 23:03 on 9 February in Florida, 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET) on 10 February 2020.
Solar Orbiter will separate from the rocket about 53 minutes after launch and is expected to send its first signal to the ground shortly thereafter.
The live transmission will cover operations from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with Atlas 5 launch and flight and European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), in Darmstadt, Germany, which will operate the entire mission.
03:30 GMT (04:30 CET) – Broadcast starts
04:03 GMT (05:03 CET) – Liftoff
04:55 GMT (05:55 CET) – Solar Orbiter spacecraft separation
04:59 GMT (05:59 CET) – Earliest signal acquisition opportunity
05:19 GMT (06:19 CET) – Expected solar array deployment
05:20 GMT (06:20 CET) – Official speeches
Note that there is a 2 hours launch window.
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Solar_Orbiter
Eutelsat 7B @ 7degEast
Txp B6 Ch C (9MHz)
D/l: 11144.83 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
For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV production team:
At KSC Dominique Detain at firstname.lastname@example.org / tel + 33 685 114 681
At ESOC Chris Courtenay Taylor at email@example.com / tel + 44 7774 275 951