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February 25, 1997

Deanna Corridon

Release: N97-11

NASA Television Signal Gets a New Home

On March 15, NASA Television will begin broadcasting via a new satellite that will allow reception by a wider audience throughout the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. NASA Television is designed to provide real-time coverage of Agency activities and missions as well as resource video to the news media, and educational programming to teachers, students and the general public.

NTV currently is transmitted on the Spacenet 2 satellite, which is nearing the end of its life cycle. The GE-2 satellite, which was launched in January and is operated by GE Americom, will provide NASA TV with a larger "footprint," or coverage area.

Effective March 15, NTV will be available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz.

For more information about NASA Television, including program scheduling, please visit the NASA Television home page on the World Wide Web at URL:

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/ntv.html

 

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