Press Release

NASA Television Provides Split Coverage of Space Station EVA, MESSENGER Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2004
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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:

SpaceRef staff editor.