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NOAA Issues RFI on Commercial Space Capabilities

Today, NOAA released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on commercial capabilities to support Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 3 and other NOAA observation requirements. The NOAA Commercial Space Policy states that NOAA will “periodically solicit, identify, and evaluate

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Statement of Secretary Ross on House Passage of Space Commerce Bill

Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2809, the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act. View statement The stated purpose of the bill is (1) to enhance the existing

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NOAA Seeks Proposals for Round 2 of Commercial Weather Data Pilot

CWDP Round 2

On April 25, NOAA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 2. The RFP is open for 30 days. Building on the Round 1 purchase and evaluation of radio occultation data, this Round 2

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Vice President, Secretary Ross Announce New Space Traffic Management Policy

Secretary Wilbur Ross speaking at the 34th Space Symposium

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered keynote addresses at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among other things, they announced the development of a new, comprehensive policy on space traffic management

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Secretary Ross to Speak at Space Symposium

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will deliver a keynote address at the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is scheduled to speak on the morning of Tuesday, April 17. Learn more at spacesymposium.org

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White House Releases Fact Sheet on National Space Strategy

On March 23, 2018, the White House released a fact sheet on the National Space Strategy, a document that puts forward a reinvigorated approach to ensuring U.S. leadership and success in space. President Donald J. Trump’s new National Space Strategy

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Space Council Focuses on Regulatory Reform

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross speaking at the National Space Council meeting on Feb 21, 2018

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross participated in the second meeting of the National Space Council, held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Among other things, the Council approved a set of recommendations to the President for regulatory reforms

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DOC Strategic Plan Prioritizes Space Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Strategic Plan | 2018-2022 | Helping the American Economy Grow

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce released its strategic plan for 2018-2022, reflecting Secretary Ross’s priorities for the Department. Strategic Objective 1.1 of the plan is to “Expand Commercial Space Activities.” It includes the following strategies: Expand the Office of Space

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Plain Language Guidebook on Satellite Export Controls

Cover of the Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry

Today, the Office of Space Commerce and the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation published the second edition of their Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry. The guidebook provides basic information to help commercial space organizations,

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Commerce Department Now Accepting Public Inputs on Regulatory Streamlining

Vice President Pence at the National Space Council meeting

On October 5, 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross attended the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council. As Chairman of the Council, Vice President Mike Pence called for a full review of the U.S. regulatory framework for commercial

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