Data Buys

The commercial availability of remote sensing imagery, earth observations, and other satellite data makes it possible for some federal agencies to satisfy/augment mission requirements by purchasing data/services rather than designing, building, owning, and operating their own costly space systems.

NOAA Requests Funding Increases for Office of Space Commerce, Commercial Weather Data Pilot

The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for NOAA, released February 9, includes $2 million for the Office of Space Commerce, a $1.4 million increase compared to its current funding level. The funds will increase the capacity of the office

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Federal Register Notice of Final NOAA Commercial Space Policy

NOAA published an official notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of its Commercial Space Policy. View notice at federalregister.gov NOAA also published a memo for the record explaining its adjudication of the comments received on the draft policy

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NOAA Issues Commercial Space Policy

Cover of the 2016 NOAA Commercial Space Policy

Today, NOAA issued its Commercial Space Policy, which sets a broad framework for use of commercial space-based approaches for the agency. The document, NOAA Administrative Order 217-109, establishes critical components for engaging with the commercial sector. Learn more The policy reflects public comments

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Presentation from December 7 Workshop

Here is the presentation delivered by Assistant Administrator Stephen Volz during yesterday’s public workshop on the NESDIS process for considering commercial satellite data. View PDF (2 MB) Also, as discussed, here is a link for more information about NOAA Commercial

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NOAA Announces 2nd Workshop on Commercial Satellite Data

On December 7, NOAA/NESDIS will convene a second public meeting to discuss the process by which NOAA will pursue commercial data sources to meet NOAA’s mission needs. The meeting, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a follow-up to

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NOAA Releases Draft Commercial Space Policy

On September 1, NOAA published its draft Commercial Space Policy for public review and comment. NOAA is developing the policy to establish the broad principles for the use of commercial space-based approaches for NOAA’s observational requirements, and to potentially open a pathway for new

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Presentations from April 28 Workshop

Here are the presentations from yesterday’s NOAA/NESDIS workshop on “Consideration of commercial data to address our priority data needs”: Next Generation Satellites – Plan (500 KB PDF) Thomas Burns, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems NOAA Observing Requirements, Observing Systems Capabilities and Analysis (750 KB PDF) Vanessa

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April 28 Workshop on NOAA Consideration of Commercial Satellite Data

On April 28, 2015, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NOAA/NESDIS) will host a public workshop on “Consideration of commercial data to address our priority data needs.” Participants will hear from and engage with NOAA/NESDIS leaders on satellite

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U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Industry Merger

In January 2013, the major two U.S. commercial remote sensing satellite firms, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, completed their merger, retaining the DigitalGlobe name.

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GWU Symposium Presentation on Hosted Payloads

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NOAA Deputy Assistant Administrator Charles Baker spoke at an October 29 symposium on the National Space Policy hosted by the George Washington University (GWU). His presentation highlighted the commercial space guidelines of the policy and discussed NOAA’s potential use of

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