Fred Brown/Al Feinberg
August 26, 2005
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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