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#SpaceConnectsUs live event with astronauts and guests

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2020 | 15:00 - 20:30 GMT | 16:00 - 21:30 CET

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

On 26 March, ESA and long-time partner Asteroid Day will host #SpaceConnectsUs – a multi-language, online event that brings together space explorers, artists, and scientists to discuss how to manage ourselves and our environment as our communities battle a global pandemic.

The programme will feature remote connections with astronauts and guests from all over the world, who will speak about their experience and techniques in confined places, lessons in life from space exploration, their trust in science and their sources of inspiration.

ESA astronauts will be central to the event with Tim Peake, Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Matthias Maurer, Thomas Reiter, Frank de Winne and André Kuipers among those lending their time and talents.

Celebrity hosts include Professor Brian Cox, Ranga Yogeshwar and Bruce Benamran, while special guests from the creative arts will include Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory and PhD in neuroscience), actor and singer Olivia Newton-John and Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia).

The live transmission will be divided into five languages:

16:00-16:30 CET – Dutch
17:00-17:30 CET – German
18:00-18:30 CET – Italian
19:00-19:30 CET – French
20:00-21:30 CET – English

The event can be followed on the ESA Web TV page or on ESA’s YouTube channel or via satellite.

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Satellite Parameters:

Service Name: SpaceConnectsUs
Service ID: 4410
Transponder: 1.028
Satellite: ASTRA 1M Wide Beam
Orbital Post:19.2 East
Downlink Frequency: 11626.500 MHz
Polarization: Vertical
Modulation: DVB-S QPSK
FEC: 5/6