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, …

Plain Language Guidebook on Satellite Export Controls Read more »

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 …

Commerce Department Now Accepting Public Inputs on Regulatory Streamlining Read more »

Based on the results of our industry day discussions and additional market research, NOAA has determined that releasing an RFP in FY 2017 is not in the best interests of the Government or the CWDP. NOAA will continue engage with emerging …

Update on Round 2 of NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot Read more »

On May 26, NOAA released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) to support Round 2 of its Commercial Weather Data Pilot (CWDP). The draft RFP is open for public comment through June 9. View/comment on the draft RFP at SAM.gov …

Draft RFP and Industry Day for Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 2 Read more »

On April 18, President Trump signed the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017. Section 302 authorizes the Commerce Department to enter into agreements for commercial weather data purchases and hosted payload arrangements. The legislation requires NOAA to prepare …

Weather Act Addresses Commercial Satellite Data and Hosted Payloads Read more »

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┬áKB PDF) The document establishes a process by which NESDIS will assess and pursue commercial opportunities …

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