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Old October 1st 03, 06:40 PM
Jacques van Oene
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Default Press opportunity with return to flight tracking cameras and image....

George H. Diller
October 1, 2003

Kennedy Space Center

(Phone: 321-867-2468)



KSC RELEASE: 83-03



NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:

PRESS OPPORTUNITY WITH RETURN TO FLIGHT TRACKING CAMERAS AND IMAGE ANALYSIS
FACILITY SCHEDULED AT KSC ON OCT. 8



An opportunity for the news media to be briefed on and to see the improved
tracking cameras and long-range optical tracking systems for Return to
Flight Space Shuttle Ascent Imagery is planned at KSC on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
The agenda for the day is as follows:



9 a.m. Briefing by Robert Page, chair, NASA Intercenter Photo Working
Group, on the new cameras, long-range optical equipment and tracking site
locations to be used in the Space Shuttle Return to Flight. There will be
additional background on the Return to Flight plan since the briefing at
JSC. Also briefing with Robert Page will be Armando Oliu, lead, KSC Ice and
Debris Team, on the capabilities of the KSC Image Analysis Facility and the
associated engineering evaluation of images and video taken during launch.



10:15 a.m. Buses depart for tour. At Pad 39-B media will see a launch pad
perimeter camera site typical of the short range optical tracking locations
used during liftoff. A Photo Sonics high speed 35 mm motion picture camera
will be shown. Media will also be taken to the Vehicle Assembly Building to
the Image Analysis Facility for a demonstration of the equipment used for
the frame-by-frame review and analysis of the launch and ascent imagery.



11:45 a.m. Lunch break



1 p.m. Depart press site for the Playalinda DOAMS optical tracking site
located on the Cape Canaveral National Seashore. This is a long-range
facility operated by the Air Force Eastern Range. To be shown is the
long-range optical telescope that has a 400-inch focal length primary lens
and a 200-inch secondary lens.





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2:30 p.m. Bus departs Playalinda DOAMS for Universal Camera Site 11
(UCS-11) located on the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. This is a new NASA
medium-range optical tracking site location established for Return to Flight
and is typical of those at 16 other locations. A Kineto Tracking Mount
(KTM) tracking camera will be shown.



3:45 p.m. Depart UCS-11 for the NASA-KSC News Center.





Media planning to attend this event should contact George Diller at the
NASA-KSC News Center at 321-867-2468 by the close of business Monday, Oct.
6. Media without accreditation for this event should fax the following
information to the NASA-KSC News Center at 321-867-2692:



Full legal name
Title
News Organization
Address
Telephone number
Date of birth
Place of birth
Social Security Number
Country of Citizenship


Since the launch pad and Vehicle Assembly Building are operational areas
that contain hazardous materials, those attending must dress in long pants
and wear closed-toe shoes with low heels. Shorts and tank-tops are not
allowed.



Media going on the tour to the various sites should be at the bus in the
press site parking lot 15 minutes before departure. If necessary, Oct. 9 is
the rain day for this event.





For further information, contact the NASA News Center at KSC at
321-867-2468.





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Jacques :-)

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