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April 2, 2002

Rube Goldberg Satellite Coordinates

Highlights from the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest will be available Saturday (4/6) via satellite between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. EST.

Satellite Information:

SBS6/06 (74' W)

U/L: 14147.500 MHz Horizontal

D/L: 11847.500 MHz Vertical

Allocated Bandwidth (MHz): 36.000

The contest honors the late cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who specialized in drawing whimsical, complicated machines to perform very simple tasks. This year students are challenged to create machines that will raise the American flag in 20 steps or more.

Visit this web site for more background information.

A news photo and electronic news release also will be available Saturday afternoon.

If you have trouble with the satellite connection please call 1-800-321-3959 or (765) 494-1032 for assistance.

If you have any questions feel free to give Jesica Webb a call, (765) 494-2079. On Saturday, she can be paged at (765) 423-7326.

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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