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 […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced it has been awarded more than $245 million in contract options to produce the next two iterations of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System. Lockheed, which has a significant Colorado Springs presence, stated in a news release Tuesday the company is now under contract to complete the […]

Lockheed to continue support for missile defense in the Springs

Lockheed to continue support for missile defense in the Springs

Lockheed Martin received a $20 million contract to support air, space defense and missile warning systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Cheyenne Mountain Complex as a modification to the military’s integrated space command and control program. Under this option, Lockheed Martin will sustain critical national defense missions at multiple locations worldwide. It’s […]

NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

Dream Chaser Nevada-headquartered Sierra Nevada Corp. is developing the Dream Chaser Space System, a vehicle designed for commercial and cargo transportation to and from low-Earth orbit. The company, which has a location in Louisville (near Boulder), has won bids totaling more than $330 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew project to transport astronauts to […]

Lockheed Martin delivers antennas for next-generation GPS satellites

Lockheed Martin delivers antennas for next-generation GPS satellites

Lockheed Martin is preparing to install the navigation, communication and hosted payload antenna assemblies for the first satellite for the next-generation Global Positioning System. Lockheed Martin is currently under contract for production of the first four GPS III satellites, and has received advanced procurement funding for long-lead components for four additional satellites. The GPS III […]

Lockheed Martin wins $250m contract

Lockheed Martin won a $250 million contract to continue to support the air defense, missile warning and space defense systems at U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Strategic Command. The contract covers three one-year options, and has a total potential value of $250 million. Under the first contract, Lockheed Martin modernized the air defense, missile warning […]

Lockheed receives $68 million GPS contract

Lockheed Martin won a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015. The GPS III will replace aging GPS satellites while improving […]

Lockheed Martin sells detection device to Japanese

The Japan Ministry of Defense recently ordered 19 AbleSentry systems from Lockheed Martin to provide detection and early warning of a possible chemical, biological, or radiological attack. Designed for the tactical battlefield, AbleSentry is simple to deploy, operate and maintain. Using a sophisticated detection algorithm, the system’s array of networked, remote sensors provides a high […]

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