Ready for the next 60 Years: Ball Aerospace continues to invest in people, infrastructure, technologies
Since its founding in Boulder, Colorado, in 1956, Ball Aerospace has significantly increased its high-tech workforce, embarked on several infrastructure expansion projects and pioneered new technologies to meet the demands of customers today.
United Launch Alliance completes key milestone for launch of Boeing’s Starliner and return of U.S.-based human spaceflight
United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully completed an Atlas V Launch Segment Design Certification Review (DCR) recently in preparation for the launch of astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil in The Boeing Company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. ULA’s Atlas V DCR supported the Boeing International Space Station (ISS) DCR that was held with NASA at Kennedy Space Center in early December.
Located at the Front Range Airport near Watkins, Colorado, the test facility will be capable of exposing the precooler test article (HTX) to high-temperature airflow conditions in excess of 1800°F (1000°C) that are expected during high-speed flights up to Mach 5.
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s new solar array technology provides 25 percent more power in first flight
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) solar array is operational and already providing 25 percent more power to its host spacecraft than a conventional solar array designed for the same application.
U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite receives commands from Next-Generation OCX ground control segment
GPS III and OCX successfully complete factory mission readiness test.
A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth’s radiation belts is now solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by University of Colorado Boulder students.
Orion, the first spacecraft to carry humans beyond earth orbit, all starts with companies in Colorado. Lockheed Martin-built, with components from EnerSys, represents a few of 250 Colorado business...
A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet’s climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Lockheed Martin continues to strengthen weather forecasting with second next-generation weather satellite
NOAA's GOES-S weather satellite arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for launch preparation.
Between 2014 and 2016, it was taxation and extortion—not oil—that filled the coffers of the militant Islamic group ISIS, according to a new assessment that relied on NOAA satellite data.