The prelaunch press conference, to be carried live on NASA Television, is scheduled to occur on Monday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. PDT in the conference room of the NASA-KSC Resident Office at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Two-way question and answer capability will be available from NASA Headquarters, Kennedy Space Center and Goddard Space Flight Center.
Participating in the prelaunch news conference will be:
- Charles Dovale, NASA Launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
- Bryan Baldwin, Pegasus Launch Vehicle Program Manager
Orbital Sciences Corporation
- Roger Colley, Director, General Space Science
Canadian Space Agency
- Peter Bernath, SCISAT Mission Scientist
University of Waterloo
- Capt. Scott Lisko, Launch Weather Officer
USAF 30th Weather Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base
Media desiring to cover the prelaunch press conference should meet at the south gate of Vandenberg Air Force Base on California State Road 246 at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, for escort to the NASA Vandenberg Resident Office.
Media desiring accreditation information should contact the Air Force at:
30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office
Vandenberg Air Force Base
LAUNCH DAY PRESS COVERAGE
On launch day, media representatives should meet at the Vandenberg main gate at 5:30 p.m. to be escorted to the flight line for the take-off of the L-1011. After departure, media will be taken to the viewing room of the NASA Mission Director’s Center located at Building 840 on South Vandenberg Air Force Base. From there, media may follow the release and launch of Pegasus/SCISAT.
Assuming a nominal flight of the Pegasus launch vehicle, a post-launch news conference will not be held. However, launch vehicle and spacecraft representatives will be available afterward to informally answer questions from the media.
NASA TELEVISION AND NASA WEB COVERAGE OF PEGASUS/SCISAT
Launch coverage on NASA Television will begin at 5:30 p.m. PDT and continue through spacecraft separation from the Pegasus vehicle. Live launch commentary and audio of the Pegasus/SCISAT briefing will be available on the “V” audio circuits that may be dialed at 321/867-1220, 1240, 1260 or 7135.
NASA Television is on AMC-2, Transponder 9C located at 85 degrees West longitude.
NASA TV coverage will be simulcast on the web and accessed via the NASA Home Page at:
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