What’s behind Colorado’s ascent as a top aerospace state? With leading contractors, a highly educated workforce, world-class research facilities, and the U.S. center of military space, we clearly have a 5,280-foot head start on the competition.
The Colorado Space Coalition collaborates with companies and key industry stakeholders to expand the state's position as the No. 2 aerospace economy in the nation.
While NASA and Lockheed Martin approach the end of Orion's development phase and prepare for Exploration Mission-1 in 2020, its journey really began in Colorado.
Colorado has the perfect atmosphere for space. With info on major projects, jobs, and other space assets, our Colorado Aerospace 2017-2018 profile details the competitive advantages of locating your space business in the state.
ULA is America's Ride to Space and its unprecedented mission success—more than 130 successful launches —is a stratospheric accomplishment for our state’s aerospace industry.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, uncrated both wings for its Dream Chaser spaceplane this month at the company’s Louisville, Colorado production facility. The wings’ arrival kicks off the much-anticipated integration phase of a beautiful and critical differentiator for Dream Chaser, the world’s only spaceplane owned by a private company and under contract with NASA. Read more
Ball Aerospace conducted a critical design review (CDR) of the Weather System Follow-on (WSF) satellite mission, which it is building for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). With CDR concluded, Ball Aerospace begins full production of the satellite. Read more
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has opened a new, modern spacecraft development, integration and test factory with state-of-the-art laboratories and secure facilities in Centennial, CO. The 33,514 square foot facility triples GA-EMS’ capacity for satellite production, integration and testing for single to constellation-sized orders, and also houses an expanded mission operations center to support on-orbit satellite and customer payload commissioning and operations. Read more
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, reached a major milestone in the advancement of hypersonic propulsion with its patented VORTEX engine, advancing to the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program. Read more
NASA’s GUSTO balloon mission will map out large sections of the Milky Way galaxy and the nearby galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud Read more
Reaction Engines begins construction of high-temperature airflow test facility in Colorado.
The Colorado Space Coalition’s Company Directory includes more than 500 aerospace companies and suppliers in the state. Colorado’s aerospace companies develop products and systems for commercial, military, and government space applications.
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