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Y2K In Orbit: The Impact on Satellites and the Global Positioning System, Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Science Subcommittee on Technology and the Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, May 12, 1999   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the May 12, 1999 hearing on "Y2K [Year 2000] In Orbit: The Impact on Satellites and the Global Positioning System" held before the U.S. House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Technology and the Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. From the Opening Statement of Chairman Stephen Horn: "Throughout history, sailors used states to set their course. For nearly two decades, however, the Global Positioning System, with its constellation of 27 satellites orbiting the Earth has been a network of 'man-made stars', guiding weapons systems to their targets and fishermen to their catch. I look forward today to examining the Year 2000 preparedness of the Global Positioning System as well as other satellite systems used for weather prediction and transportation. Only 233 days remain in 1999, and we need to know whether these systems are vulnerable to the unstoppable date change." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lee B. Holcomb, Marvin Langston, Neil Helm, and Keith Rhodes.

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Serial No. 106-10
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Date:
1999
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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