NESDIS Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process

Cover of the NOAA/NESDIS Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process document

On January 6, the NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) published the finalized version of its Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process. Download the document (570 KB PDF) The document establishes a process by which NESDIS will assess and pursue commercial opportunities

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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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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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Contract Awards for Requirements Set C

On September 29, 2009, NOAA announced the award of four study contracts for Requirements Set C with a total value of $100,000 to three U.S. companies, including: Iridium ($25,000), for studies validating the price and technical feasibility of commercial monitoring

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RFQ for Requirements Set C

On August 6, 2009, NOAA issued a public solicitation for feasibility studies related to the following three observation requirements (“Set C”). Atmospheric Constituents (Ozone Profiles) Atmospheric Constituents (Aerosol Polarimetry) Wind Speed and Direction Profiles (Tropospheric and Stratospheric) This is the

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Contract Awards for Requirements Set B

On June 8, 2009, NOAA announced the award of ten study contracts for Requirements Set B with a total value of $250,000 to eight U.S. companies and universities, including: Iridium (2 contracts, $50,000), for studies validating the price and technical

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