Commerce Applauds NAPA Study Reaffirming the Department as the Lead Agency for Space Traffic Management

Cover of report - Space Traffic Management - A Report by a Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration for the United States Department of Commerce - August 2020

Today, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) released their Congressionally directed study, “Space Traffic Management: Assessment of the Feasibility, Expected Effectiveness, and Funding Implications of a Transfer of Space Traffic Management Functions.” The findings reaffirm that the Office of

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NOAA Releases Results of Commercial Weather Data Pilot Round 2

CWDP Round 2

On June 26, 2020, NOAA released the summary of the results of Commercial Weather Data Pilot (CWDP) Round 2. In Round 2, NOAA evaluated GNSS radio occultation data from two U.S. commercial space companies: GeoOptics and Spire. NOAA concludes that, based on

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Secretary Ross Remarks from 6th National Space Council Meeting

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivering remarks

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke at the August 20, 2019, meeting of the National Space Council, held in Dulles, Virginia. He provided updates on the Department’s activities in commercial space, including implementation of the Space Policy Directives on space

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DOC Study on Economic Benefits of GPS

On June 6, RTI International released a comprehensive study of the economic benefits of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). The study, commissioned by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), estimates that GPS generated $1.4 trillion

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Commerce Secretary Issues Space Commerce Spectrum Report

Cover of the SPD-2 report

View report at commerce.gov (PDF) On March 26, the Commerce Department released a report titled, “Driving Space Commerce Through Effective Spectrum Policy.” The report, sent to President Trump by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, makes recommendations for improving the global

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NOAA Seeks Public Comments on Future Satellite Architecture, Announces Industry Day

Cover of draft NSOSA report

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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NOAA Report to Congress on Commercial Weather Data Pilot

Cover of NOAA report to Congress on CWDP

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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Results of U.S. Space Industry “Deep Dive” Assessment

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has completed its analysis of the data collected through its “Deep Dive” survey of the U.S. space industrial base. BIS has begun publishing publicly available reports that detail findings and recommendations

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Report on Consumers of Commercial Remote Sensing Imagery

DOC’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has released an assessment of the consumers of U.S. commercial electro-optical (EO) satellite imagery. The goal was to evaluate the current market behavior of these imagery consumers as well as providers of products,

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NASA Industrial Base Study Results

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security released its report on the “National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Human Space Flight Industrial Base in the Post-Space Shuttle/Constellation Environment.” The report’s representative survey sample consists of 536 suppliers affiliated with

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