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      house Committees
      House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
      Space
    IntroducedSeptember 25th, 2009

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Title

Hurricane Satellite Modernization Act

Official Title

To authorize the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to procure, launch, and operate the next generation of weather forecasting satellites.

Summary

Hurricane Satellite Modernization Act - Authorizes the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to procure and launch the next-generation Extended Ocean Vector Winds Mission, or XOVWM, constellation of satellites. Requires the Administrator to coordinate with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to ensure that the capabilities of the XOVWM constellation of satellites will meet the operational data needs of NOAA. Requires development of a plan and schedule for the procurement and launch of the XOVWM constellation of satellites. Authorizes the Administrator of NOAA to operate the constellation of satellites procured under this Act.

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