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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.


Reaction Engines begins construction of high-temperature airflow test facility in Colorado

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.


Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite

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.


9News: The road to deep space begins in Colorado

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...


CU Boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space

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.


NOAA satellite data illuminate oil production trends in Iraq and Syria

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.


Lockheed Martin completes Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite assembly and ships to environmental testing

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California facility to undergo critical environmental testing.