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ISS TV COVERAGE UPDATED



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington                  Dec. 22, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)


NASA UPDATES TV COVERAGE OF CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TO SPACE 
STATION 

     NASA TV will broadcast live the arrival of the next 
Russian Progress cargo spacecraft at the International Space 
Station. The Progress is scheduled to dock at about 6:31 p.m. 
EST, Dec. 25. NASA TV coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. EST. 

The Progress is carrying approximately 5,000 pounds of cargo 
for Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer 
Salizhan Sharipov. This is the 16th Progress to dock with the 
Station. The supplies include food, fuel, spare equipment and 
Christmas gifts. Chiao and Sharipov have been aboard the 
Station since mid-October.

The NASA Johnson Space Center Newsroom will be open on 
Christmas during the live coverage of the Progress arrival. 
The Progress is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur 
Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 5:19 p.m. EST tomorrow. There will 
be no television coverage of the launch, but a status report 
will be issued once the Progress reaches orbit.

NASA TV is available via the Web and by satellite in the 
continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, 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 TV is available on AMC-7, 
Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The 
frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio 
is monaural at 6.80 MHz. The Progress docking will be live on 
the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and agency programs on the 
Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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