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Saturn spacecraft toting CU Boulder instrument starts swan song

Toting a $12 million instrument built by the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made the first of 22 dives between the rings of Saturn and the gaseous planet today, the beginning of the end for one of NASA’s most successful missions ever.


Cutting-edge “Space Garden” equipment on International Space Station developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation

Advanced plant habitat launch brings new technology and crops to space.


Ball breaks ground on expansion to Aerospace Manufacturing Center

The AMC houses design facilities, product manufacturing, test ranges and administrative space.


Next-generation GPS launch system testing moves from Raytheon factory to customer site

The testing of the Launch and Checkout System for the Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, scored high with a pass rate of 97.7 percent and is now transitioning from the Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) factory to Schriever Air Force Base.


CU Boulder student-built microsatellite launches from Cape Canaveral

The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It is part of the European Union sponsored QB50 project to deploy a network of miniaturized satellites to study part of Earth’s atmosphere.


United Launch Alliance successfully launches OA-7 under First RapidLaunch™ service contract

The mission was flown for Orbital ATK under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract and the payload will deliver supplies, equipment and experiments to astronauts aboard the ISS.


Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data

Upgrade to Common Ground System supports upcoming Joint Polar Satellite System-1 launch.


Ball Aerospace weather instrument completes three years of successful operations on orbit

GMI instrument is the calibration standard for the entire GPM constellation.


NASA honors ULA employee with prestigious Silver Snoopy Award

Stefania Moehring, ULA’s Commercial Crew Program integration lead, receives NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy Award for outstanding work and dedication to the human space flight program.


Colorado Fosters Space Innovation and Talent

This week, space professionals, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world came together at the 33rd Annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to explore the future of the space industry.