The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

14-Sep-01 09:15 – 09:30 GMT

EGNOS – a European satellite navigation system for aircraft … and farmers
ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) service. You can find the complete transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Web site at

The Egnos satellite navigation system is now undergoing tests for its use in commercial aircraft navigation as of 2003. The system has been developed by ESA, the European Commission and Eurocontrol, the Eurpean air traffic navigation organisation. It provides an overlay to the US-American GPS system making it accurate and reliable enough for civilian airliners.

Whereas Egnos is designed to meet the requirements of commercial aircraft, it will be also very useful for applications on the gorund–and even for farmers. Today’s ESA TV Exchange outlines this aspect of Egnos.

The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a B-roll with clean international sound. The script is now on-line as a PDF document under and a shot list as of 14 September, under the same URL.

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13* East (DVB/MPEG-2)

Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite)

SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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