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Denver mayor, business leaders head to Iceland

A delegation of Colorado business and community leaders is spending time in Iceland to explore economic development opportunities there.


United Launch Alliance marks 60th successful launch

On May 4, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-2 (AEHF-2) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.This was ULA’s 4th launch of an aggressive 11 mission schedule for the year and marks the 30th Atlas V mission and the 60th launch for ULA. "ULA is proud to serve alongside our mission partners and privileged that the Air Force entrusts the ULA team to deliver critical national security capability to orbit for our soldiers, sailors, airman and Marines around the world,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. “Through our focus on attaining Perfect Product Delivery, ULA remains dedicated to providing reliable, cost-effective launch services while continuing our unwavering commitment to 100 percent mission success.  Today’s successful launch was the 60th since ULA was formed just over five years ago and we congratulate the AEHF team on this important step toward delivering these critical protected communications capabilities.” This mission was launched aboard an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 531 configuration vehicle, which includes a 5-meter diameter RUAG Space payload fairing along with three Aerojet solid rocket motors attached to the Atlas booster. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine and the Centaur upper stage was powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A engine. The AEHF constellation is a joint-service satellite communications system that will provide survivable, global, secure, protected and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets.Developed by the United States Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads, the EELV Program supports the full range of government mission requirements, while delivering on schedule and providing significant cost savings over the heritage launch systems.  ULA's next launch is the Atlas V NROL-38 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office scheduled June 18 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.


Lockheed completes GOES-R weather satellite Critical Design Review

The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) satellite has successfully completed the spacecraft Critical Design Review (CDR), a major milestone that paves the way for the production of the nation's next-generation geostationary weather satellite system.


Denver's airport city concept revealed

On April 26, 2012, Mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled Denver's Airport City Concept at the Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition, which is being held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel through the end of the week. 


Merrick's Ralph Christie elected National Vice Chair of ACEC

Ralph W. Christie, Jr.  PE, Chairman and CEO of Merrick & Company has been selected as a National Vice Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) and member of the Executive Committee. Christie assumed the role effective in April for ACEC National, the 5,000-member national organization that advocates for engineering companies in the USA. His term runs for two years. ACEC's Executive Committee’s purpose is to provide support to the Board as well as leadership on a wide range of issues important to engineering firms in the United States. The committee also communicates with ACEC members on vital issues that will affect their businesses. Mr. Christie was also recently named 2012-2013 Chair of ACEC’s National Energy & Environment Committee. Mr. Christie stays active within his community. He is a founding board member of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and served as co-chair of the Colorado Space Coalition for nearly eight years. He served as chair of the board for the Aurora Economic Development Council and held a four-year board term for Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and is an executive committee member of the Aurora Economic Development Council.  Mr. Christie is a director on the Colorado State Bank and Trust’s Advisory Board the past four years.


DigitalGlobe and European Space Imaging out-distance competitors

(NYSE: DGI) and its partner European Space Imaging, a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery in Europe and North Africa, today announced the results of the 2011 Control with Remote Sensing (CwRS) Campaign. The CwRS Campaign supports the member states in the implementation of the European Union's (EU) Common Agricultural Policy.


CO Gov. signs bill to further expand state's space industry

New law demonstrates that the Mile High State is emerging well past its sea-level competitors as a center of space innovation and job growth


DigitalGlobe unveils new details of WorldView-3 satellite

Unique Capabilities Extend Constellation Leadership, Enabling Superior Value Delivery to Broad Range of Customers


Chamber to host panels, networking event for CO veterans

The Denver Metro Chamber will host two panels and a networking event on April 25 to educate businesses and veterans alike about opportunities as veterans seek reentry into Colorado's workforce.