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Donald Savage
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1727)

Carolina Martinez
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(Phone: 818/354-9382)

Oct. 19, 2004
 
NOTE TO EDITORS : n04-165
 
 
NASA Announces Cassini Titan Flyby Coverage
 
 
NASA Announces Cassini Titan Flyby Coverage

Saturn's smog-cloaked moon Titan will be examined up close by the Cassini spacecraft next Tuesday. Cassini will fly by Titan at 1,200 kilometers (745 miles). In the close flyby, which is about 250 times closer than its flyby in July, Cassini's radar will be used for first time to image the cloud-shrouded Titan.

TELEVISED EVENTS AND PRESS CONFERENCES:

Friday, Oct. 22

--Live satellite interviews on NASA TV, 3 to 7 p.m. EDT

Monday, Oct. 25
--Listen-and-log-on workshop on Titan science objectives, noon to 1 p.m. EDT. Reporters may attend or participate on line by calling the JPL Media Relations Office at: 818/354-5011 for attendance or dial-in information. Supporting images and graphics will be posted on the Web at the start of the workshop, at:

www.jpl.nasa.gov/media/cassini-102504

Tuesday, Oct. 26
--Live NASA TV commentary on first Titan pictures from the flyby, 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. EDT. The program will air in several segments.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
--News briefing, quick look at initial images, noon to 1 p.m. EDT
--Live satellite interviews on NASA TV, 3 to 7 p.m. EDT

Thursday, Oct. 28
-- News briefing, science results, noon to 1 p.m. EDT

Friday, Oct. 29
-- Listen-and-log-on news briefing, summary of science findings, noon to 1 p.m. EDT.
On-site reporters may ask questions. Off-site reporters who would like to participate in the briefing should call the JPL Media Relations Office at: 818/354-5011 for dial-in information. Supporting Images and graphics will be posted on the Web at the start of the briefing at:

www.jpl.nasa.gov/media/cassini-102904

NASA TV is available on the Web and via 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. A full schedule of live news briefings is available on the NASA TV site at

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html

Audio only of NASA TV coverage of the press conferences and commentary sessions will be available by calling: 321/867-1220/1240/260/7135.

Extensive information on the Cassini-Huygens mission including an electronic copy of the press kit, press releases, fact sheets, status reports, briefing schedule and images, are available on the Internet at

http://www.nasa.gov/cassini

&

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov

 

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