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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Info Sought on Commercial Space Weather Data Sources

On April 8, 2009, the U.S. Air Force issued a Request for Information (RFI) on cost-effective ways to fulfill its requirements for space weather observations and other space environmental data. According to the RFI, “The Air Force is evaluating all

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Contract Awards for Requirements Set A

On September 17, 2008, NOAA awarded eight study contracts for Requirements Set A with a total value of $200,000 to five U.S. companies, including: Iridium (2 contracts, $50,000), to study the feasibility of commercial provision of solar irradiance and GPS

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RFQ for Requirements Set A

On August 4, 2008, NOAA issued a Request for Quote (RFQ) for price validation and feasibility studies for the use of commercial services to meet space-based earth and space weather observation requirements. The RFQ describes twelve data collection requirements and

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