NASA is hosting a Google+ Hangout today (Dec. 4) at 3:30 p.m. EST (2030 GMT) to talk about images the agency's Cassini spacecraft has taken of Saturn, as well what the next few years may hold for the Cassini mission.
Participating in the event, which is called "Weird and Wonderful Saturn," are:
— Kunio Sayanagi, Cassini imaging team associate, Hampton University, Va.
— Carolyn Porco, Cassini imaging team lead, Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.
— Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.
— Earl Maize, Cassini program manager, JPL
You can ask questions during the event by going to the Hangout page here: http://bit.ly/askcassini
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NASA TV is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-18C. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Below are parameters for each channel:
Uplink provider = AMC 18 C
Transponder = 3C
105 degrees W
Downlink Frequency: 3760 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Vertical
Transmission Format = DVB-S, 4:2:0
FEC = ¾
Data Rate = 38.80 Mbps
Symbol Rate = 28.0681