Re: Satellite Downlink on LFM 101

From: (Jan Wee)
Subject: Re: Satellite Downlink on LFM 101
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 1996 23:36:08 -0500

Dear All,

Rose Galitzer asked about the Satellite coordinates and dates for the
Live From Mars and Live From Antarctica 2 broadcasts.  Here is the
information needed for all programs!

Jan Wee

Satellite coordinates for all Live From Mars and Live From Antarctica 2

C-Band:  NASA TV---Spacenet 2, 69 degrees West, Transponder 5, channel 9,
horizontal, frequency 3880 Mhz, audio on 6.8   (Always check current NASA-TV
schedules close to air time. Shuttle schedules and other factors may impact
scheduled programming!)

Ku-Band:  PBS  Teacher Resource Services---Telstar 401, 97 degrees West,
transponder 8, horizontal, 11915 Mhz, audio on 6.2 and 6.8  (Please check
local listings or contact your local PBS station for PTK program coverage)


Live From Mars Broadcast Schedule:

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1996, 13:00-14:00 ET, and will feature 
reports from Cape Canaveral, where the Pathfinder spacecraft will be 
undergoing final preparations for its December launch.

THURSDAY APRIL 24, 1997, 13:00-14:00 ET .  This program will show
how scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 
Pasadena plan and control missions to the planets.  

A live prime time program, "Touchdown",  in July 1997 will celbrate the
first spacecraft to land on Mars since 1976, and will be accessible voth via
tv and through science centers.

Two programs are planned for fall of 1997:  October, 1997 -- highlights of
earlier programs and in November, "Today on Mars"one year post-launch after the
micro-rover "Sojourner" has explored Mars.

Be sure to subscribe to updates-lfm mail list for up-to-date and late
breaking information about Live From Mars.  Send an email message to:    Leave the subject blank.  In the
message body, write: subscribe updates-lfm    

Live From Antarctica 2 Broadcast Schedule: 

THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 1997, 13:00-14:00 ET "Oceans, Ice and Life"
THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 1997, 13:00-14:00 ET "Birds Down Below"
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1997, 13:00-14:00 ET "Earth's Cold Canary"

more information will be posted online closer to project startup 

Stay informed about all PTK projects by checking our NASA K-12 Internet
Initiative web site regularly!  

Contact Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator for Passport to Knowledge
at or call 608-786-2767 (8am-4pm Central)

Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator
Passport to Knowledge
Voice: 608-786-2767  (8am-4pm Central time)   Fax: 608-786-1819