Press Release

NASA Daily News Summary – Media Advisory m00-002

By SpaceRef Editor
January 4, 2000
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NASA Daily News Summary
For Release: Jan. 4, 2000
Media Advisory m00-002

SUMMARY:

Last NASA Y2K Status Report

Video:

ALL TIMES EASTERN

No Video Files Today.

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NASA Y2K Status Report
5:00 p.m. EST (2200 UTC)
Jan. 3, 2000

The first business day of the Year 2000 turned up no significant
problems in NASA information technology systems. A few small
glitches were found in business systems that had not been used
since before the Y2K rollover, but they were quickly identified
and fixed.

“The NASA Y2K team should take pride in what has been a truly
extraordinary accomplishment,” said NASA Chief Information Officer
Lee Holcomb, who oversaw the Agency’s Y2K effort. “As of today,
NASA has transitioned successfully to the Year 2000 with no
significant problems. The few minor anomalies that arose were
easily fixed and we have closed them all out.”

Only two space-related systems suffered problems that appeared to
be Y2K-related, but neither problem directly affected real-time
mission-critical systems. One problem occurred in software used
to plan communications opportunities between the Upper Atmosphere
Research Satellite and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
System. The other occurred in orbital-prediction software used
by NASA’s Deep Space Network. Workarounds for both problems were
developed over the weekend.

Unless events warrant otherwise, this will be the last Y2K Status
Report for NASA.

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If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-
mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list.

Index of 2000 NASA News Releases:
http://www.nasa.gov/releases/2000/index.html

Index of 1999 NASA News Releases:
http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

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Unless otherwise noted, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN.

ANY CHANGES TO THE LINE-UP WILL APPEAR ON THE NASA VIDEO FILE
ADVISORY ON
THE WEB AT ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt
WE UPDATE THE ADVISORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

The NASA Video File normally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
and midnight Eastern Time.

NASA Television is available on GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees
West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0
megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz.

Refer general questions about the video file to NASA Headquarters,
Washington, DC: Ray Castillo, 202/358-4555, or Elvia Thompson,
202/358-1696, [email protected]

During Space Shuttle missions, the full NASA TV schedule will
continue to be posted at:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/schedule.html

For general information about NASA TV see:
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv/

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Contract Awards

Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition information
Service Web site: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html

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end of daily news summary

SpaceRef staff editor.