S. 2767 (97th): Land Remote Sensing Satellite Authorization Act of 1982

Jul 22, 1982 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Howard Cannon
Senator from Nevada

This bill was introduced on July 22, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 22, 1982
Referred to Committee Jul 22, 1982
Full Title

A bill to authorize the operation of the existing United States land remote sensing satellite system and to provide a process for transfer of elements of such system to the private sector, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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Land Remote Sensing Satellite Authorization Act of 1982 - Makes the Secretary of Commerce responsible for:
(1) operating the existing U.S. land remote sensing satellite system;
(2) operating the space segment;
(3) transferring the data-handling segment to the private sector; and
(4) coordinating the space and data-handling segments.
Directs the Secretary to acquire from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration all but the research and development portions of the satellite system.
Requires the Secretary to prepare a comprehensive plan of operation, including procuring launch services, determining satellite asset needs for ten years, and stimulating private sector efforts to provide such assets.
Directs the Secretary to coordinate the satellite system with other Federal agencies.
Permits the Secretary to negotiate with international bodies or foreign governments.
Directs the Secretary to establish a competitive process for transferring the data-handling segment to the private sector, if cost-effective.
Establishes civil penalties for the unauthorized sale of data produced by the existing satellite system.
Grants jurisdiction to the U.S. district courts.
Grants the Secretary authority to administer the system in accordance with the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.

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