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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On February 19, 2021, NOAA awarded Delivery Order 2 (DO-2) under its existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for radio occultation (RO) data to GeoOptics. Through DO-2, NOAA will purchase 1300 occultations per day for six months from March …

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Today, the White House released President Donald Trump’s National Space Policy providing direction for all United States space activities. View policy at archives.gov (1.3 MB PDF) View White House fact sheet View statement from the President The National Space Policy sets …

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On Friday, November 20, 2020, NOAA awarded its first contracts to purchase commercially available space-based radio occultation (RO) data for use in NOAA’s operational weather forecasts. The two-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts with a total contract ceiling of …

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The Office of Space Commerce (OSC) announces an event to solicit input from the commercial space industry and the related information technology sector regarding the design, development, operation and governance for Space Policy Directive-3 (SPD-3): National Space Traffic Management Policy’s …

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $444,009 grant to the Maine Space Grant Consortium in Augusta, Maine, to develop a strategic plan for the Maine SpacePort Complex. The project, to be located in a …

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On August 27, the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the STEM Talent Challenge to develop or expand regional workforce capacity to support high-growth, high-wage entrepreneurial ventures, industries of the future (including space commerce), and other innovation driven businesses …

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