Commercial Remote Sensing

The Office of Space Commerce promotes U.S. commercial remote sensing satellite services by contributing to the development of government policies affecting the industry, voicing the industry’s interests within interagency policy discussions, and representing U.S. commercial interests in international negotiations.

Separately, NOAA’s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office licenses the operation of U.S. commercial imaging satellites and manages the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES). Learn more

Announcement of 2010 Remote Sensing Symposium

Conference flyer

The Office of Space Commercialization has partnered with the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to organize the 2010 International Commercial Remote Sensing Symposium, to be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on March 3-5, 2010. Learn

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NOAA RFI on Commercial Remote Sensing Industry

On June 15, 2009, NOAA’s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office issued a Request for Information (RFI) on U.S. commercial remote sensing capabilities and business models. The industry inputs will inform government decision makers deliberating future NOAA licensing actions. Inputs

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Workshop on GIS Capabilities for Civil Government Agencies

GIS event poster

On October 19, 2006, the Office of Space Commercialization and the Space Enterprise Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a public workshop on “GIS Capabilities for Civil Government Agencies: Building a Bridge to a Safe, Secure, and Prosperous

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Remarks from WSBR Continuity of Business Summit

Remarks of Edward Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Washington Space Business Roundtable Luncheon Continuity of Business (via satellite) Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce September 21, 2006 Good afternoon. I am

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Testimony from HASC Hearing on Space and U.S. National Power

Statement of Edward Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Hearing on Space and U.S. National Power Before the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces U.S. House of Representatives June

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NGA Awards NextView Remote Sensing Data Buys

On September 14, 2004, NGA followed up on the success of its ClearView program with the NextView initiative, which now ensures the government access to commercial satellite imagery at 0.5 meter resolution. As a part of the NextView agreements, NGA

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ClearView Arrangements Awarded to Three Remote Sensing Firms

On March 29, 2003, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced its ClearView initiative, awarding a multi-year contract and entering into agreements with three U.S. commercial data providers — DigitalGlobe, Space Imaging, and OrbImage — to provide the government with satellite

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