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November 15, 2010

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Media Advisory, 10-57

President Obama to Honor Recipients of the 2009 National Medal of Science & National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Washington -President Barack Obama will honor the 2009 recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in an awards ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The ceremony will be carried live by satellite feed and webcast on the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

President Obama will present the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to the 2009 laureates.

When

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 5:30p.m. ET
Pre-set 4:30 p.m.
Final Gather 5 p.m. - East Room)

Where

The White House, East Room, Washington, D.C.

*** Media Coverage: Media wishing to cover this event must contact media_affairs@who.eop.gov by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 16. Press that do not have a White House hard pass must also submit their full name, date of birth and Social Security number with their RSVP. The event is open press, but space is limited and all riser space has been allocated. You will not receive a confirmation email, but we will contact you if we have any questions.

To see the list of Laureates please visit www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2010/irl-2_2010oct15.jsp

Satellite Coordinates

Test: 4:45 p.m.
Time: 5:20 p.m.
Transmissions will occur on both C and Ku capacity
C-Band
GALAXY 16, Transponder 23C, Slot C, at 99 degrees West
Downlink Freq:  4164.5 H
Sym Rate:  6.1113 msps
FEC:  3/4
Data Rate:  8.448 mbps
Video Compression:  MPEG2 4:2:0
Ku-Band
GALAXY 16, Transponder 19K, Slot C, at 99 degrees West
Downlink Freq:  12084.5 H
Sym Rate:  6.1113 msps
FEC:  3/4
Data Rate:  8.448 mbps
Video Compression:  MPEG2 4:2:0

For further information on the satellite feed, you may contact Barbara Valentino at Evolving Communications, 202-333-6195.

 

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