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Ariane Vol 214 Alphasat Launch Live

Date: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 | 19:30 - 21:15 GMT | 21:30 - 23:15 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

Follow the Arianespace Live Transmission of Ariane Vol 214 launching Alphasat and Insat 3D. 

Lift-off is planned in a window from 19h54 to 21h11 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in  Kourou, French Guiana. (If lift-off is later than 19h54 then transmission finish time will be later than above).

Alphasat is the largest European-built telecommunication satellite, based on a Public Private Partnership between the European Space Agency and Inmarsat, the global communication operator. It is the biggest public–private space project ever made in Europe.

Transmission will start 20 minutes before lift-off, following all flight phases until Payloads separation and followed by Management statements.

Launch highlights will be posted as soon as possible after transmission on the ESA TV ftp server.

More information at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/Alphasat

Satellite Parameters:

EUTELSAT 10A @ 10deg East TXP B3 SLOT 3A6 (6MHZ 
DOWNLINK FR.: 11042 MHZ POL X
SD 625 16:9 50Hz DVBS2 8PSK 4.9373Ms/s FEC 3/4,
P RoF 0.2 (11_SD MPEG2 420 10.7514 Mbps)
Audio: mono 1 = Eng / 2 = Fr

or

EUTELSAT 7A @ 7deg East TXP B4 SLOT 4E9 (P2) (9MHZ)
DOWNLINK FR.: 11070.5 MHZ POL Y
SD 625 16:9 50Hz DVBS QPSK 6.6665Ms/s FEC 7/8,
RoF 0.35 (11_SD MPEG2 420 10.7514 Mbps) Audio: mono 1 = Eng / 2 = Fr

For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV production team:

Dominique Detain at dominique.detain@esa.int or + 33 685 114 681 

Chris Courtenay Taylor at chrisct@worldwidepictures.tv or + 44 7774 275 951