ESA title
Science & Exploration

Luca spacewalk #2 for AMS - LIVE

Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 | 11:15 - 19:00 GMT | 12:15 - 20:00 CET

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

This Friday 22 November, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will lead the second in a series of complex spacewalks to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard ISS. These Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs) are said to be the most challenging since work to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The first spacewalk on 15 November was hugely successful with the astronauts not only removing and jettisoning the debris shield but also carrying out a number of get-ahead tasks, putting them in a good position for this second spacewalk

The full EVA will be relayed live via satellite and streamed on ESA Web TV from 12:30 CET (11:30 GMT). (Satellite signal up from 1115GMT)

Luca and his partner NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will exit the International Space Station airlock at around 13:05 CET (12:05 GMT).

As the lead spacewalker, known as ‘EV1’, Luca will wear a white spacesuit with red stripes while Andrew wears the white spacesuit with no stripes.

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a sub-atomic particle detector that looks for dark matter, antimatter and measures cosmic rays - high energy particles that travel through space at close to the speed of light. But AMS was not designed for maintenance on orbit. Now, the repair of the AMS cooling system will ensure that it can continue to provide more data and more ground breaking science.

More information at:

Satellite Parameters:

Eutelsat 7B @ 7degE
Transponder B5 Channel H (9MHz)
D/l freq: 11189.83MHz Pol X
Signal: 1080i/50 MPEG4 420 clear SR: 7200 FEC: 3/4 Mod: DVBS2/8PSK Pilot:ON R/O: 0.2 DR: >15MHz

For any inquiries regarding satellite or ftp reception please contact the ESA TV producer:
Chris Courtenay Taylor at / tel + 44 7774 275 951