The Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation is supposed to have its own group of supporters on Capitol Hill, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) revealed this week. The caucus is supposed to seek for encouraging the economic, infrastructure, and national security benefits of GPS technology. It is supposed to as well drive attention toward the threats and oversight issues that the GPS sector faces, the senators revealed in a news release.
The GPS is a collection of about 31 satellites created as well as operated by the U.S. Air Force that offers users with navigation, positioning, and timing services. Lawmakers added that this is supposed to be a bipartisan caucus, which is essential to bring a central focus to GPS-related problems. At present, various aspects of GPS come under a few Senate committees such as the Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Armed Services Committee.
On a similar note, NASA came into the news as Aqua satellite, visible imagery by the agency, disclosed the midpoint of Tropical Cyclone Idai in the Mozambique Channel. This Channel is said to be the body of water in the Southern Indian Ocean flowing between the island nation of Madagascar and Mozambique on the African mainland. On March 9, 2019, the Tropical Cyclone Idai was developed due to the low-pressure region designated System 98S. When it fortified into a depression, it was renamed as a Tropical Cyclone 18S. On March 10, 2019, following its development into a tropical storm, it was again renamed as Idai.
On March 11, 2019, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS instrument) onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite successfully captured an evident image of Tropical Cyclone Idai. Bands of the dominant thunderstorms were covering around an eye obscured by high clouds. Idai was found to be shifting to the southwest and had utmost sustained winds 105 Knots.