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What are the next steps in human space flight?
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Story by Amy Gillentine Sweet, photos by Amber Baillie Thousands of people filled The Broadmoor hotel this week for the 32nd annual Space Symposium — an educational and networking event for aerospace professionals around the world. More than 50 nations sent representatives to Colorado Springs this week and there were presenters from NASA and the […]
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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 […]
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The director of the National Reconnaissance Office will speak at the 28th National Space Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It’s designed to bring together all sectors of the space community to highlight accomplishments and address issues facing the global space community. Bruce A. Carlson will […]
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The growth of the space industry in Colorado Springs might be the best-kept secret in town. Everyone’s familiar with the Air Force Space Command. But few people realize, for instance, that NASA’s deep-space equipment — including the Mars Rover — is monitored by ITT Systems on Powers Boulevard. Boeing Corp., meanwhile, is working on missile […]
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The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport will return this summer. Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and  The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, announced this week that the second running of the event will take place June 26 and 27 as part of Pikes Peak […]
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  In the late hours of Aug. 5, the next Mars rover, Curiosity, will begin its seven-minute descent from the top of the Martian atmosphere to the planet’s red, dusty surface.   Once landed — assuming the heat shield separates, the parachute deploys and the thrusters fire — the six-wheeled, SUV-sized, long-armed rolling robot will […]
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The space industry is planning to make giant strides in commercial space travel, space exploration and satellite technology during 2012.
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The current head of NASA will be in Colorado Springs for the Space Symposium, discussing challenges and opportunities facing the space agency. The symposium, in its 29th year, will attract more than 9,000 visitors April 8-11 at The Broadmoor hotel. Charles Bolden spent 34 years as a Marine, including 14 years with NASA’s astronaut office, […]
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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 […]
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Sequestration has caused the Air Force Space Command to cut the Space Fence completely – saving $14 million annually, but costing a Springs company a lucrative government contract. The Space Fence – a surveillance system designed to detect smaller space debris and other missiles – will be discontinued at the start of the fiscal year. […]
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Phase 1 of Colorado Springs Airport’s $5 million post-fire rebuild and modernization is complete, almost five months after the massive rooftop blaze that halted flights for a day. Administrative and United Airlines staff are set to return to renovated third-floor offices in about a week. Two more construction phases remain, both in public areas of […]
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