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Fred Brown/Al Feinberg
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0713/1058)

June 23, 2005
NASA TV Offering Limited Analog Broadcast for Return to Flight
NASA TV is converting to digital transmission at 12:01 a.m. EDT, July 1, 2005. The NASA TV Public Channel will remain available in analog form on AMC 7, Transponder 18C through the Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission (STS-114).

Analog coordinates are 137 degrees west; downlink frequency is 4060 MHz; polarity is vertical. Audio is at 6.8 MHz. However, due to its geosynchronous position over the Pacific Ocean, AMC 7 may not be a viable option for reception east of the Mississippi River.

As of 12:01 a.m. EDT, July 1, 2005, analog NASA TV will not be available on satellite AMC 6, Transponder 9C.

As of 12:01 a.m. EDT, July 1, 2005, digital NASA TV will be available on AMC 6, Transponder 17C. Coordinates are 72 Degrees west; downlink frequency is 4040 MHz; polarity is vertical. The FEC is 3 / 4. Data rate is 36.860 MHz; symbol is 26.665 Ms.

For media organizations unable to receive the signal, contact NASA TV at: 202/358-0309.

For more information about NASA TV's digital conversion on the Web, visit:


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