LFM Program Two: Satellite Coordinates for April 14th broadcast

From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: LFM Program Two: Satellite Coordinates for April 14th broadcast
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 08:50:37 -0500

Dear discuss-lfm members,

Live From Mars Program Two -- "Cruising Between the Planets" --
airs LIVE this Thursday, April 24th at 13:00-14:00 Eastern 
Standard Time from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California.  

This exciting program, the second in the LFM series, expects to 
feature the following live guests:   DONNA SHIRLEY, Manager of the 
Mars Exploration Directorate, TONY SPEAR, MPF Project Manager, 
ROB MANNING, MPF Surface Operations Manager, MATT GOLOMBEK, 
MPF Chief Scientist, and WAYNE LEE, Mission Planner, MGS 

We will hear updates on both the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global 
Surveyor spacecraft and consider what it takes - in human as well as 
engineering terms - to keep them on course. We will also: tour
NASA JPL; meet Brian Cooper who is slated to be the primary
driver of the Rover Sojourner;  learn how students are building
and driving their own Rovers via the Internet; Mars Team experts 
will respond to student questions; hear and see updates on the Planet
Explorer Toolkit Activity; and prepare you to understand what's
going to happen on Mars this coming July 4th... when there
will be fireworks over the Red Planet as well as here on 
Earth... the date that Pathfinder is scheduled to land on Mars!

For an in-depth overview, visit the LFM web site:

           <<<<<<<<<<<<<<IMPORTANT NOTICE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Please note that both PBS and NASA-TV have changed their satellite 
coordinates since the Live From Mars Teacher's Guide was printed.


        Telstar 402 R, 7 Lower, 90 degrees West, Frequency 11895 Vertical,
        6.2 and 6.8 Audio

        NOTE:  this refers to distribution of the live programs on the main
        satellite used by PBS.  Each individual PBS station makes its own
        local decision about whether to carry the programs live on 
        the date OR record the programs and re-broadcast them later.
        PLEASE CHECK with your local station in advance of air time to 
        verify arrangements in your community.


        Effective March 15, 1997, NASA-TV will be available on:

        GE-2, Transponder 9c at 85 degrees West longitude, with a 
        frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz.

The most current information regarding broadcast schedules,
live and repeat, may be found on the Live From Mars website
at:   http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars    Select LIVE VIDEO icon.

Jan Wee, moderator