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Rep. Gordon Welcomes NRC <em>Triana</em> Program Review

Mar 8, 2000
Press Release

Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN), ranking Democratic Member on the Space Subcommittee, released the following statement this afternoon:

"I am pleased that the National Research Council's review of the Triana program has validated my belief that Triana is an exciting and scientifically meritorious mission that is worthy of support.  The NRC task force is to be commended for its thoughtful and objective assessment of the Triana project.  With this positive report on Triana's merits and reasonableness of cost, it is time for this worthwhile project to move forward."

Representative Gordon also noted that the NRC task force concluded that:

  • "the scientific goals and objectives of the Triana mission are consonant with published science strategies and priorities for the collection of climate data sets and the need for development of new technologies"
  • "the Triana mission will complement and enhance data from other missions because of the unique character of the measurements obtainable at the L1 point in space"
  • "the cost of Triana is not out of line for a relatively small mission that explores a new Earth observing perspective and provides unique data"
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