On December 3, Office of Space Commerce Director Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Space Summit, LAUNCH: The Space Economy. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Remarks of Kevin M. …

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On October 21, 2019, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross hosted a Space Startup Summit in the Commerce Department auditorium. The event brought together space entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology accelerators, and federal agencies to explore ways the government can foster and …

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(Update to original post of September 26, 2019) The Department of Commerce will host a special event on space startup innovation and financing on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., while the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) …

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(Update to original post of September 16, 2019) Today, the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) released a pair of Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) to engage the commercial sector in developing new concepts for instruments, spacecraft, business models …

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On July 23, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the award of $23 million in grants to 44 organizations to create and expand high-growth entrepreneurship and increase access to capital for communities across America. The grants are made annually under …

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To retain and increase global competitiveness, regions must build public and private capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation to invent, improve, and bring to market new products and services, including in emerging, transformative sectors such as commercial space. EDA’s Regional Innovation …

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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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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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Today, NOAA released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on commercial capabilities to support Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 3 and other NOAA observation requirements. The NOAA Commercial Space Policy states that NOAA will “periodically solicit, identify, and evaluate …

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