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February 6, 2002

Rube Goldberg Satellite Coordinates

There has been a great deal of interest in this year's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University. The contest, set for Saturday (2/9), will showcase student designs of machines to complete the task of securing, raising and waving an American flag.

A highlights package from the contest will be available Saturday (2/9) via satellite between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST. We also will distribute a news release on Saturday afternoon.

Satellite Information:

SBS-6/08 (74' W)
U/L: 14196.500 MHz Horizontal
D/L: 11896.500 MHz Vertical
Allocated Bandwidth (MHz) 36.000

Nine teams are registered to compete in the event to determine which machine will defend Purdue's title in the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest April 6 in West Lafayette, Ind. If you are unfamiliar with the contest, student teams design elaborate, whimsical machines to complete common tasks in no fewer than 20 steps.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at (765) 494-2073,