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Giant satellite fuel tank sets new record for 3-D printed space parts

Tank delivery time slashed from two years to three months, continues Lockheed Martin sprint to cut satellite cost and schedule by 50 percent.


ULA and Ball Aerospace celebrate 10th anniversary of STEM program with student rocket launch

Nearly 40 student-built payloads to fly on an intern-built sport rocket on July 14.


Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe introduces EarthWatch™, the most powerful cloud-based commercial product for geospatial information

Using EarthWatch, commercial customers will have access to a comprehensive suite of DigitalGlobe products, including fresh satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation and seamless, curated basemaps created from the company’s geospatially accurate imagery to extract insightful information.


CU Boulder, NOAA research drones take to the skies for Flight Week

University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA atmospheric research drones will study the clouds, storms and rainfall of Colorado’s San Luis Valley beginning July 14 as part of Flight Week, hosted by the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ISARRA).


Black Swift Technologies awarded contract to develop UAS for atmospheric observations of Venus

Black Swift Technologies(BST), a specialized engineering firm recognized for its purpose-built scientific aerial platforms, announced today it has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of the planet Venus.


NASA selects Advanced Space to develop future peer-to-peer navigation system for moon

Matching grant from the State of Colorado also awarded to Advanced Space to continue development of next-generation systems for the Moon.


Ball Aerospace selected to build key instrument component for NASA's WFIRST observatory

Ball Aerospace has been chosen to develop and build the Wide Field Instrument (WFI) Optical Mechanical Assembly (WOMA) for NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).


BridgeSat’s laser satellite terminals and ground services connect ICEYE’s next-gen microsatellite constellation

BridgeSat announced today a set of agreements to provide space laser terminals and data services to ICEYE, the world’s first commercial microsatellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) constellation.


United Launch Alliance selects Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 engine for next-generation Vulcan Centaur upper stage

United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced Aerojet Rocketdyne as a strategic partner for the RL10 upper stage engine for ULA’s next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket following a competitive procurement process.


Sierra Nevada Corporation hardware on NASA’s Mars InSight mission

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) hardware is once again on its way to Mars, this time aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander. SNC’s actuators are a critical component on the robotic arm of the vehicle that launched for Mars on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.