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Sierra Nevada Corporation completes key step for NASA’s NextSTEP-2 long-duration space travel study

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) completed a NASA study for the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), which is the first module planned to be launched for NASA’s Gateway in lunar orbit.


Ball Aerospace completes preliminary design review of NASA's IXPE mission

A preliminary design review of NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) space-based astrophysics observatory was completed in late June at Ball Aerospace's Boulder, Colo. facility led by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, with support from Ball Aerospace, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and other industry partners.


Aerospace leader Sirangelo to join CU Boulder Engineering as entrepreneur-in-residence

Mark Sirangelo, who just concluded his career as the head of aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, is joining the University of Colorado Boulder as an entrepreneur-in-residence beginning this month.


Ball Aerospace to provide airborne methane monitor to Denver-based company Carina RST

Ball Aerospace today announced that it will provide airborne methane monitor sensors and data analytics tools, such as data visualization and processing capabilities, to Denver-based Carina RST, Inc. as part of an exclusive agreement.


ULA and Ball Aerospace interns, K-12 students participate in 10th anniversary of the student rocket launch

More than 30 student-built payloads launched onboard an intern-built sport rocket.


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.