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Senate Bill Calls for Space Weather Research, Forecasting Efforts

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate calls for several federal agencies to develop tools that can aid in the government’s space weather research and forecasting activities, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act would codify responsibilities of some agencies to help protect U.S. critical …

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NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period. NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development …

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NOAA Issues Draft Document for Environmental Satellite Data Acquisition Process

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a publication that describes how NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service will evaluate and procure data from commercial providers. NOAA said in a public notice posted April 8 on Regulations.gov the comment period for the Draft NESDIS Commercial Space Activities Assessment Process will be open through May 9. The agency …

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Ball Aerospace Integrates Northrop Microwave Sounder to Complete NOAA JPSS Satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System nears its launch after the integration of the fifth and final instrument — Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder. NOAA said Thursday JPSS-1 moves closer to its early 2017 launch following ATMS integration. “Soon, the spacecraft will be prepared for the environmental …

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