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Update on Phoenix Mars Lander Scheduled for June 4

By SpaceRef Editor
June 3, 2008
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Update on Phoenix Mars Lander Scheduled for June 4

NASA and The University of Arizona will hold a televised news briefing on Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT), to present the latest news from NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander mission, which touched down on the Red Planet on May 25.

The briefing will take place at the UA’s Science Operations Center, and will be carried live on NASA TV’s Media Channel only, and will also be Webcast. The Media Channel is available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal via satellite on AMC 6, Transponder 17C in continental North America. In Alaska and Hawaii, it is available on AMC 7, Transponder 18C. To view the Webcast, go to and click on Media Channel.

Briefing participants will include Peter Smith, Phoenix principal investigator from the UA, and other team members.

More information about Phoenix is at and


Sara Hammond, University of Arizona

Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters, Washington (202-358-1726;

SpaceRef staff editor.