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Phoenix Landing Mission to the Martian Polar North PRESS KIT/MAY 2008
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Media Contacts Dwayne Brown NASA’s Mars Program 202-358-1726 Headquarters dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov Washington, D.C. Guy Webster Phoenix Mars Lander Mission 818-354-5011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov Pasadena, Calif. Sara Hammond Science Investigation 520-626-1974 Lori Stiles 520-626-4402 University of Arizona shammond@lpl.arizona.edu Tucson, Ariz. lstiles@u.arizona.edu Gary Napier Spacecraft 303-971-4012 Lockheed Martin Space Systems gary.p.napier@lmco.com Denver, Colo. Isabelle Laplante Meteorological Station 450-926-4370 Canadian Space Agency isabelle.laplante@space.gc.ca Saint-Hubert, Quebec Contents Media Services Information . ..................................................................................................... 5 Quick Facts . .............................................................................................................................. 6 Mars at a Glance . ...................................................................................................................... 7 Science Investigations . ............................................................................................................. 8 Mission Overview . ................................................................................................................... 18 Spacecraft . .............................................................................................................................. 27 Landing Site . ........................................................................................................................... 32 Mars Science: Following the Water . ........................................................................................ 34 NASA’s Mars Scout Missions . ................................................................................................. 39 Recent, Current and Upcoming Missions . .............................................................................. 41 Historical Mars Missions . ........................................................................................................ 45 Program/Project Management . ............................................................................................... 47
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5 Media Services Information NASA Television Transmission The NASA TV Media Channel is available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polariza- tion. In Alaska and Hawaii, it’s available on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast-compliant Integrated Re- ceiver Decoder is required for reception. For digital downlink information for NASA TV’s Media Channel, access to NASA TV’s Public Channel on the Web and a schedule of programming for Phoenix Mars lander activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv . Media Credentialing
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