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Vega Proba-V Live Launch Transmission

Date: Tue, May 07, 2013 | 01:45 - 04:30 GMT | 03:45 - 06:30 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

Live transmission from Kourou of second Vega flight carrying Proba- V, VNREDSat and ESTCube.

Following Saturday morning's postponement of launch owing to unfavourable weather conditions; a new attempt has been scheduled for Tuesday 7 May at 0206GMT. The final green light to proceed will be given only at L-4hrs - before the start of retraction of the mobile service gantry.

Please note some changes to previous satellite parameters.

Video transmission will be in two parts (all times GMT):

- 01h45 to 02h45 : Final countdown, lift off, ascent, flight and separation of 3 first stages and multiple ignition of 4th "AVUM" re-startable stage with the "VESPA" payload adaptor.  

- 03h50 to 04h30: End of mission with separations of  payloads and final statements.

Satellite details are given below. Highlights will also be available as soon as possible after transmission on Eurovision WorldLink (www.eurovision.net/worldlink/) and on the ESA TV ftp site: Server: tvdownload.esa.int  Login: esa  Password:ftp4esa. The file will be in a folder Vega2 / Proba-V.

 

Satellite Parameters:

Sites with DVBS2 modulation capability:

Eutelsat 10A (ex W2A) @ 10degEast

Transponder B3 Channel 3N6 (6MHz)

Downlink freq: 11108 MHz Polarisation X/horizontal

Symb rate: 4.9373 Ms/s FEC: ¾

Mod: DVBS2/8PSK Data rate: 10.7514 Mb/s

Signal: 625 SD MPEG2 4:2:0 clear. Mono audio 1 Eng / 2 French / 4 Intl, audio PIDs open.

 OR

Sites with DVBS modulation only:

Eutelsat 7A (ex W1A) @ 7degEast

Transponder B1 Channel 1M9 (9MHz)

Downlink freq: 11023 MHz Polarisation X/horizontal

Symb rate: 6.6665 Ms/s FEC: 7/8

Mod: DVBS/QPSK Data rate: 10.7514 Mb/s

Signal: 625 SD MPEG2 4:2:0 clear. Mono audio 1 Eng / 2 French / 4 Intl, audio PIDs open.

In the event of any satellite reception problems please contact the ESA TV producers: Dominique Detain Tel: + 33 685 114 681 Email: dominique.detain@esa.int OR Chris Courtenay Taylor Tel: + 44 7774 275 951 Email: chrisct@worldwidepictures.tv