NASA TV in Europe##UPDATE##.

John Locker (satcom@mail.cybase.co.uk)
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 11:24:34 -0700

Dear all.....

Many thanks for your replies to my request for feedback regarding NASA TV
in Europe...

The results in the last 24 hours have been excellent,and I will try to get
out some individual replies as soon as I can..

Meanwhile a common question asked has been availability now....well...it is
possible to see some re-feeds of the signal via a number of satellite News
Agencies..these are very often  live,but very limited(shuttle launch/landing
..odd report..Pathfinder updates etc...)

He is a quick run down on where to look...

The main signal,as we know comes off the GE2 satellite over the USA...85
DEGS WEST..C BAND 3880 v.
** Norberto...for those of you in S America,who cannot see the beam from GE
2..try TDRSS at 41 West....3880 H (C BAND)..this is not a constant feed, but
does see some usage.

For Europe....# REUTERS FEEDS VIA INTELSAT K 21 WEST MPEG2 (DIGITAL)=20
              # EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION EUTELSAT 7 EAST (SOUND IN
SYNCH..DECODER NEEDED)
              # APTV  EUTELSAT 13 EAST MPEG2 (DIGITAL)
              # WTN     ''     ''  ''    ''     ''

DIGITAL NEWS FEEDS USUALLY USE THE PARAMETERS.....SR 5.632 FEC 3/4

I hope this helps.
By the way..I only used the SeeSat and HearSat mailing lists for my
survey..if you use any other lists which you feel may have users interestd
in NASA TV in Europe...Astronomy..Space Science etc,please feel free to
re-produce my original message on those lists....the more replies the=
 better.
For those interested in numbers....I calculate that the cost of such a
service , to an International Broadcaster,would be around =A3250,000 per
annum,to collect the signal in the USA,with NASA's agreement,convert it to
pal...fire it up and across the Atlantic,to be received in the UK.
Thats not bad for 12 months high quality scientific programming!

Regards,

John.=20