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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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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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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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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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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In March 2010, the Department of Commerce submitted a report to Congress titled, “Acquisition of Space-based Scientific Data from Commercial Sources to Supplement NOAA’s Weather and Climate Observation Requirements.” The report summarizes NOAA’s plans to obtain space-based scientific data from …

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