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Senate Science Committee Issues Report on Space Weather Research & Forecasting Act

Jan 03, 2020 - Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-171) on legislation (S. 881) to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events. The report was advanced by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, on Dec. 11, 2019.

Excerpts of the report follow:

Purpose

The purpose of S. 881, as reported, is to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events, and for other purposes.

Background and Needs

Space weather refers to naturally occurring variations in the space environment between the Sun and the Earth, including solar flares, solar energetic particles, solar wind, and coronal mass ejections./1...