NOAA Issues RFP for Commercial SSA Data
On July 22, 2022, the NOAA Office of Space Commerce issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) related to its effort to establish an Open Architecture Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Data Repository and conduct pilots, prototypes and experiments to fulfill its obligations under Space Policy Directive-3.
NOAA is interested in commercially provided space observational data that satisfy NOAA SSA requirements at a lower cost than government-provided alternatives.
The Office of Space Commerce requires commercial data for the purpose of assessing the quality of the data and its potential impact in SSA forecast models. This data shall be used for evaluation purposes only and will not be used operationally in NOAA’s products and services.
Offers are due August 10, 2022. This solicitation follows up on an RFI issued in February 2022.