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Congressman Pleads For TRMM Satellite’s Life

By | July 30, 2004

      Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Science Committee, seeks help from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to keep the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite literally up and running. The satellite, which has been used to help understand rainfall and its effect on Earth, is in its seventh year of service but it will be “de-orbited” unless NASA can find someone to provide between $28 million and $36 million to keep the satellite in space for another 18 months.

      For more coverage of the TRMM satellite situation and Boehlert’s efforts to keep it in service, see the Aug. 1 edition of Satellite NewsGovernment Procurement Report. For more information on subscribing to the Access Intelligence family of satellite newsletters, visit

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