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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On November 21, President Obama signed an updated National Space Transportation Policy providing guidance to federal departments and agencies on the development and use of commercial and governmental space transportation systems. The goal of the policy is “assured access to …

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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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Today, President Obama issued a National Space Policy directive providing comprehensive guidance for all government activities in space, including the commercial, civil, and national security space sectors. The new policy leans farther forward in support of U.S. business interests than …

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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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NOAA Deputy Assistant Administrator Charles Baker spoke about hosted payloads at the Satellite 2010 conference in Washington, D.C. His presentation highlighted five specific NOAA data sets that potentially could be fulfilled through hosted payload arrangements with commercial satellite providers. View …

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On August 6, 2009, NOAA issued a public solicitation for feasibility studies related to the following three observation requirements (“Set C”). Atmospheric Constituents (Ozone Profiles) Atmospheric Constituents (Aerosol Polarimetry) Wind Speed and Direction Profiles (Tropospheric and Stratospheric) This is the …

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