Math professor wins National Science Foundation award
First Orion spacecraft, Space Operations Simulation Center progressing steadily at Denver facilities
Signs of life in Colorado's economy emerged in south-central and western Colorado over the past decade, despite substantial job losses and negative effects on nearly every sector of the economy, according to a new report by Colorado State University.
GeoIQ announced on March 22, 2011, that it has opened an office in Denver, Colorado. Already a proven hot spot for emerging geospatial technology, companies, and events, the Denver office will allow GeoIQ to grow its presence to the Western region of the U.S. and continue its leadership in the burgeoning location intelligence industry.
DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, has contracted with Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services for the launch of WorldView-3.
NASA's MESSENGER mission, launched in 2004, is slated to slide into Mercury's orbit March 17 after a harrowing 4.7 billion mile journey that involved 15 loops around the sun and will bring relief and renewed excitement to the University of Colorado Boulder team that designed and a built an $8.7 million instrument onboard.
The first month of 2011 got off to a promising start at Denver International Airport (DIA) with a reported total of 3,928,196 passengers traveling through the facility in January. The figure represents a four percent increase over the 3,776,133 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year. DIA recently announced that 2010 was a record-breaking year with more than 52 million passengers flying in and out of the nation’s fifth-busiest airport.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Canaveral on March 11. The mission is in support of national defense. This marks the fourth NRO launch accomplished by ULA since Sept. 20, 2010 and occurred just six days after the Atlas V launch of the OTV-2 mission.
On March 5, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-2) for the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) from Space Launch Complex- 41. The OTV, also known as the X-37B, supports space experimentation, risk reduction, and concept of operations development for long duration and reusable space vehicle technologies. The first OTV mission was also successfully launched by a ULA Atlas V from Space Launch Complex-41, on Apr. 22, 2010. It later landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Dec. 3. “The ULA team is proud to have played a critical role in successfully launching both of these important missions of the Orbital Test Vehicle for the Air Force RCO,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. “It took a tremendous amount of teamwork to successfully launch both vehicles in less than a year. I am confident that the information collected by the Rapid Capabilities Office from these missions will lead to even bigger and bolder missions in the future. Congratulations to the combined Air Force and ULA launch team and our many mission partners that made today’s successful launch possible.”