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Fred Brown/Al Feinberg
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August 26, 2005
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M05-144
 
 
NASA Announces Digital TV Service for Alaska and Hawaii
 
 
The satellite signal carrying NASA TV to viewers in Alaska and Hawaii will convert from analog to digital at 12:01 a.m. EDT, October 1. The change completes NASA TV digital conversion begun July 1, 2005.

Beginning October 1, NASA TV will be available in Alaska and Hawaii on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-7, transponder 18C, 137 degrees west longitude, 4060 MHz, vertical polarization. Through September 30, NASA TV is available in Alaska and Hawaii in analog on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization.

For continental North America, 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. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception.

For information about NASA TV, including complete digital downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

 

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