Congressional support for the GPS constellation has been confirmed by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), according to a press release. The caucus is tasked with promoting the GPS technology’s benefits for the economy, infrastructure, and national security. The senators said in a press release that they hope to draw attention to the risks and oversight difficulties that the GPS industry faces.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a constellation of 31 U.S. Air Force-built satellites that provides users with navigation, positioning, and timing capabilities. The caucus is supposed to be a nonpartisan one, which is critical to bringing GPS-related issues to the forefront. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee now have jurisdiction over certain components of GPS.
The middle of Tropical Cyclone Idai in the Mozambique Channel was shown by NASA’s Aqua satellite, visible images. A body of water in the southern Indian Ocean is claimed to be this Channel, which connects Madagascar, an island republic, with Mozambique, a continent-bound African country. Tropical Cyclone Idai formed on March 9, 2019, as a result of a low-pressure area known as System 98S. Tropical Cyclone 18S was renamed after it became a depression. On March 10, 2019, it was renamed Idai once more when it developed into a tropical storm.
The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite successfully took an apparent image of Tropical Cyclone Idai on March 11, 2019. High cloud cover concealed the eye of the main thunderstorm. With sustained winds of 105 Knots, Idai was observed to be moving southwestward and shifting from north to south.