On February 13, the Office of Space Commerce held a virtual listening session, with a specific focus on the operational transition of certain space situational awareness (SSA) and space traffic coordination (STC) responsibilities from the Department of Defense (DoD) to …

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NOAA’s Office of Space Commerce (OSC) and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) have entered into a no-exchange-of-funds Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for research and development activities related to automated collision avoidance and satellite conjunction assessment screenings. Under the …

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NOAA’s Office of Space Commerce (OSC) announces the selection of Sarah Brothers, Ph.D., as Director of OSC’s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) Division, effective January 2, 2024. Dr. Brothers is an expert in remote sensing technologies and analysis with …

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Today, NOAA awarded an eight-month Radio Occultation Data Buy II (RODB-2) Delivery Order-3 (DO-3) firm-fixed price contract to Spire Global Subsidiary Inc.  NOAA will acquire 6,000 near-real-time global navigation satellite system (GNSS) radio occultation (RO) data profiles per day (Neutral …

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Today, Vice President Kamala Harris convened the third meeting of the National Space Council under the Biden-Harris Administration. Representing the Department of Commerce, Deputy Secretary Don Graves spoke about the Department’s key roles in weather and climate monitoring, space situational …

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On December 13, OSC Director Richard DalBello testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, at a hearing on “Government Promotion of Safety and Innovation in the New Space Economy.” Below is his opening statement as prepared for …

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On November 16, NOAA held an industry day to discuss its Commercial Data Program (CDP). Topics included the purpose, function, status, and plans of the Commercial Data Program, including operational data purchases and data pilot projects with commercial Radio Occultation …

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