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Luca Parmitano speaks with UN Climate Change Summit

Date: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 | 15:05 - 15:25 GMT | 16:05 - 16:25 CET

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

This Wednesday afternoon will see a keynote plenary session of COP25, the UN Climate Change summit in Madrid. During it, Luca Parmitano will speak from the International Space Station with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and former ESA astronaut Pedro Duque, now Spain’s Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities.

They are expected to reflect on the role of Earth Observation and the state of the climate. Astronauts on ISS have posted hundreds of images evidencing fires, floods and extreme weather events.

Europe has the world’s largest Earth Observation programme. The European Commission’s Copernicus and Sentinel programmes, facilitated by ESA, have a free and open data policy. That data continuously paves new ways to understand what is happening to our climate.

The UN Summit closely follows the latest ESA Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, at which Member States voted for significantly increased investment in Earth Observation.

The event will be on satellite (see details below) and livestreamed on ESA Web TV:

More information at:

Satellite Parameters:

Eutelsat 7B @ 7degE
Transponder B6 Channel E (9MHz)
D/l freq: 11162.83MHz Pol Y
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 please contact the ESA TV producer:
Chris Courtenay Taylor at / tel + 44 7774 275 951