On Aug. 2, 2012, at JPL at 10 a.m. PDT NASA briefing about the mission in general, and at 11 a.m. PDT briefing about the flight and planned landing
On Aug.4 at 9;30 a.m. PDT a Pre-landing update at JPL
on Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. PDT second pre-landing update at JPL
on Aug. 6 within about an hour of the anticipated landing time (10:31 p.m. PDT) a post-launch briefing at JPL will begin under most conditions, and within about three hours of the landing time if the spacecraft’s status is unknown.
Around the landing of Curiosity there will be a live Feed
Aug. 5 between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT (11:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT)
Aug. 6 between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT)
live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL on NASA TV and online both http://www.ustream.tv
The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews.
The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed.
NASA Television is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii by C-band signal via Satellite AMC-18C, at 105 degrees west longitude, transponder 3C, 3760 MHz, vertical polarization.
A Digital Video Broadcast-compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is needed for reception.
Transmission format is DVB-S, 4:2:0.
Data rate is 38.80 Mbps; symbol rate 28.0681, modulation QPSK/DVB-S, FEC 3/4.
NASA-TV Multichannel Broadcast includes: Public
Channel (Channel 101) in high definition; Education
Channel (Channel 102) in standard definition; and Media
Channel (Channel 103) in high definition.
For digital downlink information for each NASA TV channel, access to all three channels online, and a schedule of programming for Mars Science Laboratory activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
follow Curiosity on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity
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