24 Jun 2004
(Source: NASA Headquarters)
June 24, 2004
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
NOTE TO EDITORS: N04-098
NASA ANNOUNCES SATURN MISSION COVERAGE
At approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT, June 30, 2004, the Cassini- Huygens spacecraft arrives at Saturn. After nearly a seven-year journey, it will be the first mission to orbit Saturn. The international cooperative mission plans a four-year tour of Saturn, its rings, icy moons, magnetosphere, and Titan, the planet's largest moon.
NASA has a series of media briefings, live television shots and feeds from Mission Control scheduled from June 29 to July 3, 2004. Media representatives planning to cover events at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., should contact the Media Relations Office at 818/354-5011 for credentials. To book satellite interviews, contact Jack Dawson at 818/354-0040 or email: email@example.com.
NASA TV COVERAGE
Tuesday, June 29
-- Noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT - News briefing: Saturn mission overview and status
-- 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. EDT - Live satellite interviews via NASA TV Wednesday, June 30
-- Noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT - News briefing: final mission status before Saturn arrival
-- 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT - News briefing: "17 countries, 7 years, 1 planet, The International Aspects of Cassini"
-- 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. EDT - "Ringside Chat" press Q&A
-- 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. EDT - Live satellite interviews via NASA TV
-- 9:30 p.m. to 12:40 a.m. July 1 EDT - Live commentary from mission control of Cassini-Huygens arrival at Saturn
Thursday, July 1
-- 1:00 to 2:00 a.m. EDT - News briefing: Post-Saturn arrival
-- 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. EDT - Live satellite interviews via NASA TV
-- 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT - Live commentary of first images taken during orbit insertion
-- 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT - News briefing: Cassini Saturn arrival first pictures
-- 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. EDT - Live satellite interviews via NASA TV
Friday, July 2
-- 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT - News briefing on preliminary science results
Saturday, July 3
-- News briefing, time TBA, depending on mission science results
The schedule of briefings and other events is subject to change. Schedules are available in the JPL newsroom and homepage at: www.jpl.nasa.gov
NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. Audio only of NASA TV coverage is available at: 321/867-1220/1240/1260/7135. For information about NASA TV or to view live webcasts on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For mission news and images on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/cassini
Information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, including an electronic copy of the press kit, press releases, fact sheets, status reports, briefing schedules and images, is available on the Internet at: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov