The mission and objectives of the primary users of the ProTech-Satellite domain are related to satellite and observation activities and the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information and services derived therefrom. NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is the primary customer for this vehicle, and is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the nation's economy, security, environment, and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities, NESDIS acquires and manages the nation's operational environmental satellites, provides data and information services including earth system monitoring, performs data and information product stewardship and preservation, develops and produces information products and models derived from observed data, and performs official assessments of the environment and conducts related applied research. NOAA's environmental satellite data are essential for forecasting weather, analyzing environmental and climate phenomena, and monitoring hazards worldwide. This 24/7 global coverage provides a constant stream of information used in preparation for events that impact our climate, weather, oceans, and daily lives. Additional information about NESDIS is available at
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the ProTech-Satellite domain contract is 541712. As of October 2017, NAICS code 541712 will split into two separate codes: 541713 Research and Development in Nanotechnology and 541715 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology). The ProTech Satellite Domain IDIQ was solicited in August 2016 and awarded in June 2017 under code 541712 and it will remain applicable to the Satellite Domain for the life of the contract.