Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

U.S. Air Force taking closer look at buying commercial weather data | SpaceNews.com

In a request for information posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website in late December, the Air Force said it was looking for white papers that would describe industry’s “long-term interest in providing weather data as a commercial service, utilizing currently available or projected on-orbit weather capabilities.” The notice appears to be the service’s first foray into using commercially available weather data to meet requirements.

The interest in the commercial weather marketplace arrived the same day that a trio of researchers, including Peter Wegner, the former director of the Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space office, wrote in an Air Force magazine that the Defense Department will come to rely on commercial services for 80 percent of weather-sensing data.

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