Alexander Gerst launch Live

Date: Wed, Jun 06, 2018 | 10:15 - 11:45 GMT | 12:15 - 13:45 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will fly for the second time to the International Space Station this 6 June on a Soyuz capsule with expedition 56/57 crewmates Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev and US astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor.

Lift of is scheduled at 11h12 GMT / 17h12 Baikonur Time

Live Transmission will start at 10h15 GMT. It will include B-roll feeds of crew arrival and preparation in Baikonur and of the launch-day activities with crew suit-up, walk-out and last wave as they board the launcher. 

Live transmission will be via satellite with signal up from 0945GMT (see details at bottom of page) and webcast:

Commentated transmission will end at approximately 1125GMT - followed by launch replays and VIP post-launch reactions.

Highlights will be posted to the ESA TV ftp server as soon as possible at:
Login: esa
Password: ftp4esa

 The following footage has been/will be posted on the above server:
 - Final qualification at Star City/Kremlin visit/departure for Baikonur - 14 & 21 May
 - Arrival at Baikonur/flag raising/1st+2nd fit-checks  - 29 May
 - Soyuz integration/roll-out to pad/interviews with mission management - 4 june
 - State Commission/last press conference - 5 June



More information at:

Satellite Parameters:

Eutelsat 7B @ 7deg East  Transponder: F6 Channel: H (9MHz)
 D/link Fr: 12739.83MHz Polarisation: Y/vertical
 Signal: 1080/50 MPEG4 4:2:0 (H264) clear
 SR: 7200 FEC: 3/4 Mod: DVBS2/8PSK
 Pilot: On Roll-off: 0.2 DR: 21.503
 Audio 1: English lang comm feed
Audio 2: International audio

For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV production team:
 Dominique Detain at  / tel + 33 685 114 681
Chris Courtenay Taylor at / tel + 44 7774 275 951