40 years of REDU
ESA TV Exchanges
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a PDF file under:
A WMV preview clip is online under : http://esa.contentcoders.com/mphi/redu_TV_en_30-07-08_wmplow.wmv
The same set of files is also available on the e-vision ftp.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Operations/SEM2RDSMTWE_0.html
TC in 09.58.22.00
10:00:00:00 ESA TV leader
10:00:30:00 40 years of Redu Site images, long shots, etc
10:00:40:00 Space technology in the countryside ... 40 years ago the European Space Agency set up this satellite tracking station at Redu in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes. Lying in a natural dip in the landscape, this green space was carefully chosen as the perfect spot for the task in hand: its isolation enables it to receive satellite signals without disturbance from interference. More than thirty antennas can be used to track and control satellites and test them in orbit.
10:01:14:00 Declared operational on 1st January 1968, the Redu station is mainly dedicated to satellite telecommunications programmes. In 1983, it also played a pioneering role in satellite television, monitoring and trialling EUTELSATís ECS satellite series. Today, it remains a centre of excellence for in-orbit testing of telecommunications satellites.
10:01:43:00 Daniele Galardini ñ Head of the Redu Ground station interview in