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 commercially available space capabilities and services that could potentially address NOAA mission requirements.” As part of NOAA’s ongoing implementation of this policy, today NOAA released an RFI to solicit information from industry to inform NOAA’s plans for use of commercial capabilities, including the next Commercial Weather Data Pilot.
This general RFI seeks information on commercial capabilities to support all NOAA mission areas in the FY 2019 through FY 2021 timeframe. The RFI is open for 60 days.
Information on all of NOAA’s commercial space activities can be found at the “Business with NOAA” section of the Office of Space Commerce website.