NASA Daily News Summary For Release: June 18, 1999 Media Advisory m99-124 Summary: -- Video File

: QuikScat Ocean Winds Satellite To Launch (replay) (TRT 5:35) -- Upcoming Live Event: QuikScat Satellite Prelaunch Briefing, June 18 -- Upcoming Live Event: QuikScat Launch, June 19 ****** No news releases have been issued today If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ***** POWER OUTAGE: There will be a Goddard Television planned power outage this weekend, beginning Friday, June 18 at 5 p.m. and ending Monday, June 21 at 6 a.m. Media in the Washington, D.C., area who receive their NASA Television video feed via landline (including the Bell Atlantic Audiovisual Operations Center) will not receive NASA Television. NASA Television will still be available directly via the satellite: GE-2, transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is on 3880.0 megahertz, with audio on 6.8 megahertz Video File for June 18, 1999 ITEM 1 QUIKSCAT OCEAN WINDS SATELLITE TO LAUNCH (REPLAY) (TRT 5:35) Item 1A QuikScat animation The Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat), NASA's next El Nino watcher, will be used to better understand global weather anomalies. The SeaWinds instrument aboard QuikScat will provide daily, detailed measurements of winds as they swirl above the world's oceans. QuikScat is scheduled to launch no earlier than 10:15 p.m. EDT, June 19, 1999.

Item 1B Spinning Globe Computer-generated, simulated QuikScat data on a spinning globe shows the wind patterns over the world's oceans. Item 1C QuikScat clean room b-roll Footage shows the QuikScat satellite in the clean room at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, CO. Item 1D Interview excerpts Dr. Jim Graf, QuikScat Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA Item 1E Interview excerpts Dr. Michael Freilich, QuikScat Team Leader, SeaWinds Principal Investigator Oregon State University Contact at NASA Headquarters: Dave Steitz, 202/358-1730; Contact at Jet Propulsion Lab: Diane Ainsworth, 818/354-0850. ***** UPCOMING LIVE EVENT: QUIKSCAT PRELAUNCH PRESS BRIEFING, JUNE 18 The prelaunch press briefing will be carried live on NASA Television, Friday June 18, beginning at 3 p.m. EDT. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Dave Steitz, 202/358-1730; Contact at Jet Propulsion Lab: Diane Ainsworth, 818/354-0850. ***** UPCOMING LIVE EVENT: QUIKSCAT LAUNCH, JUNE 19 The QuikScat satellite, NASA's next El Nino watcher, will launch at 10:15 p.m. EDT, June 19 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The satellite was scheduled for liftoff June 18 but the launch was delayed 24 hours so engineers could work on a possible instrumentation problem with the Titan II launch vehicle. Launch coverage on NASA Television will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT, June 19. Contact at NASA Headquarters: Dave Steitz, 202/358-1730; Contact at Jet Propulsion Lab: Diane Ainsworth, 818/354-0850. ***** The NASA Video File generally airs at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Eastern Time, but may be pre-empted by mission

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