On September 15, 2016, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) awarded contracts to GeoOptics, Inc., and Spire Global, Inc., as part of the Commercial Weather Data Pilot. GeoOptics and Spire Global will each provide space-based GNSS radio …

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On July 28, 2016, NOAA released a Request for Quotation (RFQ) in support of the NESDIS Commercial Weather Data Pilot. This RFQ was previously released in draft form for comment, and seeks on-orbit radio occultation data from commercial sources for …

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On July 7, NOAA/NESDIS hosted an industry day to discuss the Request for Quotation (RFQ) in support of the FY 2016 Commercial Weather Data Pilot. NESDIS officials fielded questions and comments on the draft solicitation prior to its finalization and …

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On June 21, 2016, NESDIS released a draft Request for Quotation (RFQ) to support NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot. The draft RFQ is open for public comment through July 15, with initial comments/questions due July 1. The RFQ seeks on-orbit …

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We posted a report on how NOAA plans to execute the Commercial Weather Data Pilot (CWDP) program. Based on the findings of recent market research and FAR processes (e.g., Requests For Information), NOAA has selected GNSS-RO as the most suitable …

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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 …

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