Region strong in defense, aerospace tech firms

Region strong in defense, aerospace tech firms

The Hubble Telescope will celebrate its 25th birthday later this month. The space telescope 347 miles above Earth has beamed back valuable information about the universe and stunning high-definition photographs of other galaxies and planets. Hubble has ties to Colorado Springs. Now, all five of the major working instruments for the telescope are made by […]

Symposium offers forum for export policies

Symposium offers forum for export policies

In the first public discussion of new federal satellite export policies, industry experts and government officials expressed optimism about the long-awaited reforms and their potential impact on the space-based economy. The Satellite Export Controls Workshop took place Monday afternoon at The Broadmoor during the 30th annual Space Symposium, addressing the revised rules of the 1999 […]

Space report: Global revenue $314.7 billion

The Space Symposium’s opening ceremony Monday night was coupled with the release of the Space Foundation’s “Space Report 2014: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.” Compiled from research by public and private entities, the report provides an analysis of positive trends. According to the report, the global space economy grew during 2013 to revenues […]

Space Symposium brings space corporations together

Space Symposium brings space corporations together

With an estimated $30 million impact on the local economy, the 30th annual Space Symposium is the largest event of its kind — both in Colorado Springs and across the aerospace universe. “This is the place to go — it is the event in the industry,” said Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer for the […]

Boeing could be our answer, except that it’s not

Here’s the solution to all — well, almost all — of our economic problems. Let’s get on the phone, call Boeing and stay on the line until we can talk to the CEO. And let’s ask him to build his new jet manufacturing facility here in Colorado Springs. Despite an $8 billion, 20-year retention package […]

Boeing’s Springs office leads GPS support team

The Boeing Company is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corp. to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. Boeing’s Colorado Springs team is leading the […]

Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with a little-known airline halfway around the world. The Chicago airplane manufacturer said Tuesday that it has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes — worth a combined $22.4 billion. The deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever for Boeing Co. by […]

‘Doomsday’ defense cuts loom large for select 12

For the dozen lawmakers tasked with producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six Democrats represent states where the biggest military contractors — Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Corp., Raytheon Co. and Boeing Co. — build missiles, aircraft, jet fighters and tanks while employing tens of […]