Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

May 28, 2009 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Space Agency

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 28, 2009) - On May 27th, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Bob Thirsk launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur, Kazakhstan to begin an historic long-duration spaceflight as a member of the first six-person crew aboard the International Space Station.

On May 29th, the Soyuz spacecraft carrying CSA Astronaut Bob Thirsk, ESA Astronaut Frank DeWinne and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko will dock with the International Space Station, marking a space milestone, the beginning of a permanent habitation of the Station by a six-person crew.

The Canadian Space Agency in collaboration with ESA and NASA will be providing broadcast organisations with live video transmitted during the approach, docking and entry into the ISS and from the press conference immediately after docking. This live video package will be broadcast from the Roscosmos Mission Control facility in Moscow.

Media may also take part in this historic event at CSA headquarters where they will have access to this feed and to spokespersons in both official languages.

Technical Information and Schedule:



May 29, 2009 08:15-08:45 EDT Live Feed: Docking and entry into
ISS
08:30-09:30 EDT Live Feed: Post Docking Press
Conference

DATE: MAY 29TH 2009
TIMES: 08.00-09.30 EST APPROX. 30
SATELLITE: G17/K19 SLOT D
D/LINK FREQ: 12093.5 H
SYMBOL RATE: 5.632 M/sps
FEC RATE: 3/4
ENCODER: TANDBERG MPEG II / DVB 4:2:0


The video will be available after the event on the Canadian Space Agency ftp site: ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/expedition20-21/pub/

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