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NASA TV Coverage for Space Station Crew Exchange



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> April 4, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-0602
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111 
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> NASA TELEVISION COVERAGE FOR SPACE STATION CREW EXCHANGE
>
> WASHINGTON - The launch of Expedition 15, the next crew to the 
> International Space Station, and the landing of Expedition 14 are 
> among the events scheduled for broadcast live on NASA Television 
> April 7-20.
>
> Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 15 commander, and Oleg Kotov, 
> Expedition 15 flight engineer, and spaceflight participant Charles 
> Simonyi, a U.S. businessman, are scheduled to launch Saturday at 1:31 
> p.m. EDT for a two-day trip aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-10 craft to 
> the station. Their spacecraft is scheduled to dock Monday at 
> approximately 3:12 p.m. 
>
> Flight Engineer Suni Williams, who has served as an Expedition 14 
> crewmember since December, will remain on the station joining the 
> Expedition 15 crew. She is scheduled to return home aboard space 
> shuttle Endeavour this summer.
>
> NASA Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer 
> Mikhail Tyurin, who have been orbiting on the station since September 
> 2006, and Simonyi will land in north central Kazakhstan on April 20 
> at approximately 9:37 a.m. aboard the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft that is 
> currently docked at the station.
>
> The events and planned broadcasts include (all times approximate, 
> EDT):
>
> Saturday, April 7: 
> 12:30 p.m. - Expedition 15 launch coverage (launch 1:31 p.m.)
> 3 p.m. - Video File B-roll replay of Expedition 15 launch activities 
> and launch
>
> Monday, April 9: 
> 2:45 p.m. - Expedition 15 docking and hatch opening coverage (docking 
> 3:12 p.m., post-docking news conference 3:30 p.m., hatch opening 4:55 
> p.m.)
> 7 p.m. - Video File B-roll replay of Expedition 15 docking and hatch 
> opening
>
> Tuesday, April 10: 
> 5:30 p.m. - News conference with all six crewmembers on aboard the 
> station with multi-center question and answer capability for media 
> participating at NASA centers 
>
> Friday, April 20: 
> 2:30 a.m. - Expedition 14 farewell and hatch closure coverage (hatch 
> closure 3:05 a.m.)
> 5:45 a.m. - Expedition 14 undocking coverage (undocking at 6:21 a.m.)
> 8:15 a.m. - Expedition 14 deorbit burn and landing coverage (deorbit 
> burn 8:47 a.m., landing 9:36 a.m.)
>
> Video of crew recovery activities at the landing site in north central 
> Kazakhstan is expected to be broadcast on NASA TV as a special Video 
> File on April 20 at 6 p.m., with a final Video File feed of the 
> crew's return to Star City, Russia at 9:30 p.m.
>
> NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite 
> AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, 
> vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA Television will be 
> seen on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 
> 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. In both instances, a Digital Video 
> Broadcast (DVB)-compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) (with 
> modulation of QPSK/DBV, data rate of 36.86 and FEC 3/4) will be 
> needed for reception. 
>
> For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv  
>
> NASA TV's digital conversion will require members of the broadcast 
> media to upgrade with an "addressable" Integrated Receiver Decoder, 
> or IRD, to participate in live news events and interviews, press 
> briefings and receive NASA's Video File news feeds on a dedicated 
> media services channel. NASA mission coverage will air on a digital 
> NASA public services (free to air) channel, which only needs a basic 
> IRD. 
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