News on NOAA Commercial Space Solutions

This page provides the latest updates on NOAA’s efforts to leverage commercial space capabilities. For more comprehensive information on this topic, please visit Business with NOAA.

NOAA Awards Commercial Weather Data Pilot Contracts

On September 15, 2016, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) awarded contracts to GeoOptics, Inc., and Spire Global, Inc., as part of the Commercial Weather Data Pilot. GeoOptics and Spire Global will each provide space-based GNSS radio

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NOAA Issues RFQ for FY 2016 Commercial Weather Data Pilot

On July 28, 2016, NOAA released a Request for Quotation (RFQ) in support of the NESDIS Commercial Weather Data Pilot. This RFQ was previously released in draft form for comment, and seeks on-orbit radio occultation data from commercial sources for

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Industry Day on NOAA Commercial Weather Data Pilot

On July 7, NOAA/NESDIS hosted an industry day to discuss the Request for Quotation (RFQ) in support of the FY 2016 Commercial Weather Data Pilot. NESDIS officials fielded questions and comments on the draft solicitation prior to its finalization and

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NOAA Releases Draft RFQ for Commercial Weather Data Pilot, Announces Community Engagement Event

On June 21, 2016, NESDIS released a draft Request for Quotation (RFQ) to support NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot. The draft RFQ is open for public comment through July 15, with initial comments/questions due July 1. The RFQ seeks on-orbit

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NOAA Issues RFI for Commercial Weather Data Pilot

Today, NOAA/NESDIS released a Request for Information (RFI) to support NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot. The RFI is the first step to bring radio occultation data from commercial companies to NOAA. The RFI seeks pre-launch data in order to facilitate

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NOAA Report to Congress on Commercial Weather Data Pilot

Cover of NOAA report to Congress on CWDP

We posted a report on how NOAA plans to execute the Commercial Weather Data Pilot (CWDP) program. Based on the findings of recent market research and FAR processes (e.g., Requests For Information), NOAA has selected GNSS-RO as the most suitable

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NESDIS Releases Draft Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process for Public Comment

The NOAA Commercial Space Policy and the NESDIS Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process are two steps of NOAA’s multi-step approach to engaging the commercial sector to ensure best use of commercial sector capabilities. NOAA has developed these documents as timeless

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NOAA Satellite Program Requirements Posted

Today, the Office of Space Commerce published a consolidated list of NOAA Level 1 Requirements Documents (L1RD’s), RFI’s, and RFQ’s related to NOAA’s satellite programs. This is the next incremental step in NOAA’s efforts to provide transparency to the commercial

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NOAA Requests Funding Increases for Office of Space Commerce, Commercial Weather Data Pilot

The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for NOAA, released February 9, includes $2 million for the Office of Space Commerce, a $1.4 million increase compared to its current funding level. The funds will increase the capacity of the office

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Federal Register Notice of Final NOAA Commercial Space Policy

NOAA published an official notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of its Commercial Space Policy. View notice at federalregister.gov NOAA also published a memo for the record explaining its adjudication of the comments received on the draft policy

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