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NASA TV TO COVER EVA & MESSENGER SPACECRAFT



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

Al Feinberg                                        August 2, 2004
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1058)



NASA TELEVISION PROVIDES SPLIT COVERAGE OF EVA, MESSENGER LAUNCH

     NASA Television will provide split coverage of Tuesday's 
International Space Station Expedition 9 spacewalk, or 
extravehicular activity (EVA), and launch of NASA's MESSENGER 
spacecraft, beginning just after midnight EDT, August 3.

Regular NASA Television programming will carry ISS Expedition 9 EVA 
coverage beginning at 2 a.m. EDT on AMC-6, Transponder 9. The EVA is 
scheduled to begin at 3:10 a.m. EDT.

Those wishing to see MESSENGER launch coverage beginning at 12:01 
a.m. EDT should tune to AMC-6, Transponder 5. The launch is 
scheduled for 2:15:56 a.m. EDT. Satellite AMC-6 is located at 73 
degrees West longitude.

In Alaska and Hawaii, both the EVA (Transponder 18) and MESSENGER 
launch (Transponder 17) will be seen on AMC-7, located at 137 
degrees West longitude.

NASA Television is available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, 
Transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 72 degrees west longitude. The 
frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is 
monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA Television is 
available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, located at 137 degrees 
west longitude. Frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, 
and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV on 
the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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