3 Requirements GNSSRO Level 1 Requirements Documents (L1RD) status L1RD Completed and signed 5 May 2010L1RD assessment underwayInitial budget/partnerships for COSMIC-2 do not fully support all L1RD requirementsC-2 was designed to be a replication of C-1 – except X2 satellites (12)All at 72 degrees2 northern tracking stations with current latency (around 60 min average)L1RD requires 2 inclinations – 72 degrees and 24 degreesL1RD requires 45 min average latencyPartnering with the AF for SSAEM sensors – 2 secondary payloads on 6 satellitesAF purchase of rockets will close budget shortfall – allow us to meet all L1RD threshold requirements
6 Acquisition Environment Solid support from NESDISVery strong support from Weather ServiceHistorically solid support from OMBNew start – clearly at risk in this political environmentBeing sold as a VERY low hanging fruit – very large forecasting impacts for a small price – compared to other satellite programsWhy not do this commercially? Is the #1 question from OMB and congress.International and government partnership leverage is one of our major selling points – we have outside contributions up to double the NOAA investment ($200+M)
7 COSMIC 2 Current Activity Mission Definition Review – successfully completed in AugustTriG PayloadSRR complete in AugustPDR planned for NovemberAntenna design kicked off for COSMIC-2Procurement strategy in draftAir Force is proceeding with partnershipPayloads contracts workDiscussions with STP for the Minotaur 4 – received ‘11 fundingAF provided draft MOA under review at NOAANSPO is moving forward quickly on spacecraft procurementRFI released in May5 RFIs under reviewPlans to release RFP for 12 spacecraft by JanuaryNOAA working ground planningDiscussions with KSAT on ground station optionsWorking with UCAR on proposal to “operationalize” CDAAC processing software to install at NSOF
8 PM Summary COSMIC 2 is on schedule even with a 3-6 month CR NASA started the NRE for the payload in AprilInternal planning money has help us get our international agreements completeJPL is working risk mitigation activities for the NOAA paylaodTaiwan is on track to award spacecraft contractsUSAF partnership is imminent – comes with 2 launch vehiclesLetter of intent from the AFReviewing AF draft MOAWell coordinated L1RD is completePushed the limits of the original budget which was based on COSMIC 1Can meet threshold requirements of L1RD now that the AF has joined the team by allocating LV money to ground stations – without requesting additional money
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