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Vega / Proba- V launch: Latest from Kourou

Date: Thu, May 02, 2013 | 12:30 - 13:00 GMT | 14:30 - 15:00 CEST

Type: ESA TV News

Format: 16:9

Preparations are underway in Kourou for the second Vega launch carrying 3 passengers, in particular Proba-V to monitor vegetation on Earth.

This feed will include images of last preparations at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou and interviews of various managers in charge of this mission (Languages: English/French/Italian).

Satellites details are given below. These images will also be available on Eurovision WorldFeed (www.eurovision.net/worlfeed/) and as soon as possible after transmission on the ESA TV ftp site (Server: tvdownload.esa.int  Login: esa  Password: ftp4esa File in folder Vega2 / Proba-V) and on the Eurovision WorldLink server (www.eurovision.net/worldlink/)

More information at :  http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/Launch_vehicles/Vega , http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering and  http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Technology

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Shotlist Vega Proba latest from Kourou.doc

Satellite Parameters:

Sites with DVBS2 modulation capability:

Eutelsat 10A (ex W2A) @ 10degEast

Transponder B3 Channel 3M6 (6MHz)

Downlink freq: 11102 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