A couple of upcoming hearings by the House Science and Technology Committee:
Today at 10 am the energy and environment subcommittee is holding a hearing on “Continued Oversight of NOAA’s Geostationary Weather Satellite System”. The hearing will discuss a new GAO report on the progress of the next-generation GOES-R satellite program, and feature witnesses from the GAO, NOAA, and NASA.
Next Tuesday the 28th at 2pm the space subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Keeping the Space Environment Safe for Civil and Commercial Users”, with presumably a focus on space debris and space situational awareness issues. Scheduled witnesses include USAF Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, NASA orbital debris chief scientist Nicholas Johnson, Richard DalBello of Intelsat General, and Scott Pace of George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute.