On January 6, the NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) published the finalized version of its Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process. Download the document (570 KB PDF) The document establishes a process by which NESDIS will assess and pursue commercial opportunities …

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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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The NOAA Commercial Space Policy and the NESDIS Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process are two steps of NOAA’s multi-step approach to engaging the commercial sector to ensure best use of commercial sector capabilities. NOAA has developed these documents as timeless …

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On August 6, 2009, NOAA issued a public solicitation for feasibility studies related to the following three observation requirements (“Set C”). Atmospheric Constituents (Ozone Profiles) Atmospheric Constituents (Aerosol Polarimetry) Wind Speed and Direction Profiles (Tropospheric and Stratospheric) This is the …

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