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DigitalGlobe, Ball Aerospace complete WorldView-3 CDR

On October 3 DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. jointly announced they have successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for DigitalGlobe's next generation remote-sensing satellite, WorldView-3. The successful CDR was completed in late August and keeps WorldView-3 on schedule for a planned launch in the middle of 2014. WorldView-3 will expand DigitalGlobe's orbiting constellation to four remote-sensing satellites, all of which were manufactured by Ball Aerospace.


CU-Boulder wins bid to host National Solar Observatory headquarters

The University of Colorado Boulder was selected today to host the headquarters for the National Solar Observatory, the nation’s leading scientific research program in ground-based solar astronomy.


NSF awards $4.5 million to CU-Boulder-led team

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant to a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder to better understand the electrical processes that connect the Earth with the atmosphere and with space.


CU Leeds MBA program named one nation's best

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is a local and national leader in preparing MBA students for social and environmental stewardship, according to a ranking released by Beyond Grey Pinstripes on September 22, 2011.


DigitalGlobe named Earth Observation Operator of the Year

 DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that it has been named Earth Observation Operator of the Year by Euroconsult.


DIA breaks records in July 2011

A total of 5,099,489 passengers were recorded at Denver International Airport (DIA) in July, a 0.8 percent increase from the 5,060,508 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year. DIA's busiest month on record was July 2009 with 5,109,342 passengers traveling through and this July was only 0.2 percent away from this record-breaking number.DIA broke new records on Saturday, July 2, as the second busiest day in DIA history with an estimated 177,757 travelers, and on Friday, July 29, as the third busiest day with an estimated 177,668 travelers. The busiest day in DIA's history was Tuesday, June 1, 2010 with 177,792 travelers.The year-to-date passenger traffic for July 2011 is 30,720,799, an increase of 680,460 passengers, or 2.3 percent, over the same seven-month period in 2010."We remained very busy in July due to the competitive airfares available in the Denver market." said DIA Aviation Manager Kim Day. "Although our traffic was only up slightly, we still managed to serve more than five million passengers in the month of July for the third straight year. We'll see what the end of the year has in store for us, but so far we are on track for another year above 50 million passengers."July brought a 0.3 percent increase in flight operations, which rose slightly from 57,031 in 2010, to 57,224 in 2011. Cargo saw a 14.7 percent decrease with 43,368,050 pounds of total cargo handled in July 2011, compared to 50,825,322 pounds during the same month last year.The complete July 2011 traffic report will be available at: International Airport is the 10th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. With more than 50 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DIA is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world's largest aviation market.DIA is the primary economic engine of the state of Colorado, generating more than $22 billion for the region annually.For more information, visit Check out the Airport's YouTube channel by visiting become our fan on


Colorado Dept. of Revenue launches tax amnesty program

The Colorado Department of Revenue launched a campaign Sept. 19, 2011, to convince delinquent taxpayers to pay under a tax amnesty program.


Metro Denver Site Selection Conf. planned for Sept. 28-30

Ten national site selection consultants will converge upon the region for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation's (Metro Denver EDC) annual Metro Denver Site Selection Conference, September 28-30, 2011.


CU secures $790M research funding

Funds allow for scientific projects and equipment, travel and salaries for research and support staff and student assistantships


Icelandair to launch service from Denver Int'l Airport

On September 14, 2011,  Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver International Airport (DIA) announced that Icelandair will begin year-round, nonstop service from Denver to Reykjavik in May 2012. The new service will connect the Mile High City to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Europe and is expected to bring more than $28 million in annual economic impact to the state. Icelandair is the first new carrier to initiate transatlantic service at DIA in more than 10 years.