Info Sought on Commercial Space Weather Data Sources

On April 8, 2009, the U.S. Air Force issued a Request for Information (RFI) on cost-effective ways to fulfill its requirements for space weather observations and other space environmental data.

According to the RFI, “The Air Force is evaluating all possible solutions sets, including the employment of commercial systems as a data provider with sensors already on-orbit or hosting sensors on future platforms.

Due date for response is May 7, 2009.

The Air Force RFI is similar to the RFQ issued by NOAA on March 25.

View the RFI at