ESA TELEVISION NEWS
- 20 May 2013 ESA TV coverage of launch and docking of ISS Expedition 36 / Luca Parmitano’s “Volare” mission
ESA TV offers extensive coverage of the “Volare” mission with several stories transmitted via EbS and available via ESAweb TV section.
Further pre-launch material will be available via ESA TV ftp server and the launch, docking and hatch-opening will be transmitted live.
Transmissions via EbS and available via ESA web TV section:
ESA astronauts training for ISS (tx 11/12/2012)
Luca Parmitano training at Star City (tx 29/01/2013)
Luca Parmitano portrait and training (tx 17/05/2013)
Volare Mission (tx 21/05/2013)
ISS update (tx 23/05/2013)
Luca Parmitano: Mission to ISS VNR (tx 24/05/2013) also on EBU / Worldlink + Worldfeed
Highlights/files on ESA TV ftp server:
Soyuz qualification simulation exams Star City 30/04/2013
Russian segment simulation exams Star City 06/052013
Star City press conference & Red Square visit 08/05/2013
Farewell breakfast & departure from Star City for Baikonur 16/05/20
For transmission live from Baikonur (+ highlights then on ftp server):
22/05/2013 - Arrival of crew, flag-raising and first suited fit-checks – 60’ feed/10’ highlights
26/05/2013 - Soyuz mating to launcher, roll-out to launch pad, rotation to vertical and soundbites from mission managers – 60’ feed/10’ highlights
27/05/2013 - State Commission approval for launch and final crew news conference (with Luca’s participation in English and Italian) – 60’ feed/10’highlights
Launch day live transmissions:
ESA TV live coverage will start at 1930GMT for a Lift-Off at 2031GMT 28 May with coverage from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Moscow Mission Control Centre TsUP and from inside the Soyuz capsule.
Live coverage of docking will start at 0200GMT for a planned docking at 0217GMT 29 May with coverage from TsUP, Kurs docking system camera on Soyuz and from external cameras on ISS.
Live coverage of hatch-opening/welcome ceremony will start at 0335GMT for a planned hatch-opening at 0355GMT and is envisaged to last approximately 45’
All feeds are planned on Eutelsat 10A but please note that times and coordinates are subject to change until the last hours so please always check ESA TV site (http://esatv.esa.int/Television) for final confirmation of schedule and sat details.
Highlights will be posted on the ESA TV ftp server after each part. Details as follows (requires a ftp client):
Server: tvdownload.esa.int / Login: esa / Password: ftp4esa
For any questions or satellite reception problems please contact the ESA TV producers:
Dominique Detain Tel: + 33 685 114 681 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Courtenay Taylor Tel: + 44 7774 275 951 Email: email@example.com