Remarks at National Space Club-Huntsville

Today, Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commerce spoke about the Commerce Department’s initiatives in space commerce before the National Space Club-Huntsville in Alabama. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Tim, for that kind introduction,

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NOAA Awards Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 2 Contracts

On September 17, 2018, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) awarded contracts to GeoOptics, Inc., Spire Global, Inc., and Space Sciences and Engineering LLC as part of the Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 2. Building on the CWDP

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STM Remarks at AMOS Conference

Kevin O’Connell, Director of the Office of Space Commerce, spoke about space traffic management (STM) policy at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference in Hawaii. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning, ladies

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Rideshare Opportunities on the NOAA JPSS-2 Launch

NOAA is continuing efforts to partner with the commercial sector in innovative ways in support of the NOAA mission. On July 31, NOAA released a Request for Information (RFI) that offers a ride to low earth orbit (LEO) for small

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Request for Comments on Remote Sensing Regulatory Reform

Today, the Commerce Department published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Licensing Private Remote Sensing Space Systems. View notice in the Federal Register Commerce is considering revisions to its regulations for the licensing of private remote sensing space

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President Signs Space Traffic Management Policy

President Trump signing SPD-3 before the National Space Council

Today, during the third meeting of the National Space Council, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive-3, the first National Space Traffic Management Policy. The policy provides guidelines and direction to ensure that the United States is a leader in providing

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Secretary Ross Remarks from NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke at the June 12, 2018, Spectrum Policy Symposium organized by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). His remarks included discussion about his ongoing efforts to establish a one-stop shop for space commerce at

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Space Council, Advisory Group to Convene in June

Vice President Pence has announced that President Trump will host the next National Space Council meeting at the White House on June 18, 2018 View VP announcement at On June 19, the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group will

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NOAA Seeks Public Comments on Future Satellite Architecture, Announces Industry Day

Cover of draft NSOSA report

Today, NOAA released a draft of the NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture Study for public comments. The study looks at the choices, alternatives, and tradeoffs that NOAA is considering as it plans for its future operational satellite observing system to

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President Signs Directive on Space Regulatory Reform

President Trump, Vice President Pence, and National Space Council staff in the Oval Office with the signed Space Policy Directive-2

Today, President Trump signed a space policy directive to reform America’s commercial space regulatory framework, ensuring the nation’s place as a leader in space commerce. The directive includes recommendations developed by the National Space Council regarding commercial space transportation regulations,

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