Today, Vice President Kamala Harris chaired the inaugural meeting of the National Space Council under the Biden-Harris Administration. As a member of the Council, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke about the Department’s many roles in space, particularly the Office …

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On September 13, 2021, NOAA released a Solar Coronagraph Development and Related Capabilities request for information (RFI) seeking industry interest and capabilities to produce space-based coronagraphs which would be deployed on satellites in near-Earth and deep space orbits on the …

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On Friday, August 13, 2021, NOAA awarded a third Delivery Order (DO-3) under its existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for radio occultation (RO) satellite weather data to Spire Federal. Through this DO, NOAA is purchasing 3000 RO profiles per …

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On July 6, 2021, NOAA issued a sources sought notice to conduct market research to identify potential commercial sources of operational satellite-based microwave atmospheric sensor data. View notice at SAM.gov Commercial microwave observations may be investigated in an upcoming Commercial …

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft report titled “Introduction to Cybersecurity for Commercial Satellite Operations.” This draft report describes cybersecurity concepts with regard to crewless, commercial space operations. The document is an information reference for …

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Inaugural Space Cybersecurity Symposium:Access for Start-ups Department of Commerce | Department of Homeland Security Wednesday, May 5, 202110:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT Cybersecurity measures and policies are ubiquitous in the design, development, delivery, and operation of components supporting American …

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On March 1, 2021, the Secretary of State determined pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 that the Government of Russia used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons …

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