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Al Feinberg
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1058)

August 2, 2004
NASA Television Provides Split Coverage of EVA, Messenger Launch
NASA Television will provide split coverage of Tuesday's International Space Station Expedition 9 spacewalk, or extravehicular activity (EVA), and launch of NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, beginning just after midnight EDT, August 3.

Regular NASA Television programming will carry ISS Expedition 9 EVA coverage beginning at 2 a.m. EDT on AMC-6, Transponder 9. The EVA is scheduled to begin at 3:10 a.m. EDT.

Those wishing to see MESSENGER launch coverage beginning at 12:01 a.m. EDT should tune to AMC-6, Transponder 5. The launch is scheduled for 2:15:56 a.m. EDT. Satellite AMC-6 is located at 73 degrees West longitude.

In Alaska and Hawaii, both the EVA (Transponder 18) and MESSENGER launch (Transponder 17) will be seen on AMC-7, located at 137 degrees West longitude.

NASA Television is available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, located 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 Television is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, located at 137 degrees west longitude. Frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:


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