QuikScat ready for launch Saturday

J. Kocijanski (kocis@charliebrown.catskill.net)
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 18:44:44 -0400

>Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 15:29:16 -0700 (PDT)
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>Subject: QuikScat ready for launch Saturday
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>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              June 17, 1999
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>QUICKSCAT PRELAUNCH BRIEFING RESCHEDULED; LAUNCH SET FOR JUNE 19
>
>     NASA's Quick Scatterometer ocean-viewing satellite is poised
>for launch atop at Titan II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force
>Base, CA on Saturday, June 19, at 7:15 p.m. Pacific Daylight
>Time.
>
>     A pre-launch news conference has been rescheduled for 12
>noon PDT Friday, June 18, and will be carried live on NASA
>Television.  Participants in the briefing will be:
>
>   - Lt. Col. Joe Hogler, Titan II launch director, 30th Space
>     Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
>
>   - Ray Lugo, NASA mission director, Kennedy Space Center, FL
>
>   - James Graf, Quikscat project manager, Jet Propulsion
>     Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
>
>   - Capt. Eric Barella, launch weather officer, 30th Weather
>     Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
>
>     NASA Television is carried on the GE-2 satellite,
>transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees west longitude, frequency
>3880.0 megahertz, vertical polarization, audio monaural at 6.8
>megahertz.  A complete schedule of NASA Television programming is
>available via the Internet at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv .  In
>addition, an audio status report on launch preparations is
>available by phone at (805) 734-2693.
>
>     The QuikScat mission is part of NASA's Earth Sciences
>Enterprise, Washington, DC, a long-term research program designed
>to study Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life as a
>total integrated system.  More information on the mission is
>available on the Internet at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/quikscat .
>JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology,
>Pasadena, CA.
>
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