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Alexander Gerst Mission VNR
- Fri, Jun 01, 2018 | 06:30 - 06:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CEST
- Fri, Jun 01, 2018 | 15:00 - 15:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CEST (REPLAY)
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The Horizons mission will begin next 6 June 2018, when ESA’s Alexander Gerst is launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan inside a Soyuz vehicle.
During his 2nd long-duration stay onboard the ISS, which will last approximately six months, Alexander will carry out a wide-ranging programme of scientific research in orbit.
During this mission, named Horizons, he’ll also become Space Station Commander – the second member of ESA’s Astronaut Corps to be chosen for this role.
This video shows images of Alexander training at EAC and Star City with an interview of the ESA astronaut in English and German.
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- Satellite Parameters
Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.