The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is supporting the future of space in Hawaii. The foundation is holding programs at the 13th annual Advance Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference in Hawaii. The group is presenting a space technology panel, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young professionals and co-sponsorship of a […]
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When the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance launched Southern Colorado’s FourFront Fuse Impact Center at Catalyst Campus last year, one of the first programs established to give local companies a boost was the Defense Assistance Program. Several local businesses that were affected by defense cuts and budget sequestration had the opportunity to apply for federal funding […]
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In an historic New Year’s Day session, the House of Representatives passed a bill that preserved Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but raised taxes on people making more than $400,000 a year. The compromises also averts a 27 percent cut in reimbursement levels for doctors who treat Medicare patients, and fixes the “dairy […]
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Local defense company Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. was awarded a one-year, $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force this month to provide continued software support for military organizations across the globe. It is an 18th task order from an Air Force contract awarded to the company in 2012, and requires ISS to provide continued […]
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Train stations once were among the world’s epicenters of connectivity and vitality. They represented the worth of a community as well as its future economic potential. That’s an ethos the O’Neil Group Company wishes to recreate at its Catalyst Campus, a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs. […]
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Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced last week that it will spin off a segment of its IT Services division to create a Springs-based Mission Services company. The independence of Exelis Mission Systems — currently a part of the company’s Information and Technical Services division located in Colorado Springs — is expected to be complete by […]
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The aerospace industry posted more than $216 billion in sales in 2010, a 20 percent increase above 2009. The figure is still down from the record highs in 2007, but industry experts are hopeful the increase marks the end of recent declines in orders. “Aerospace has produced solid results, leading all manufacturers in trade surplus,” […]
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“The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in.” — author Robert Heinlein. The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation agrees, and wants NASA to return to its exploration roots. The foundation issued a report in December that not only points out the problems that plague […]
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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 […]
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The good news: Department of Defense civilian employees will have fewer days off than first thought under sequestration. More good news: Those furloughs will be delayed until mid-to-late June, instead of early in May The bad news: They’ll still face 14 unpaid days of leave during the rest of the budget year, which ends Sept. […]
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Astronauts aren’t the only ones exploring the final frontier — attorneys are venturing into the unknown, too, with tasks such as establishing legal responsibility for space junk and protecting space craft patents. The practice of space law is growing in Colorado Springs thanks to the prominence of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and […]
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As space becomes more congested and competitive, the U.S. government is seeking new ways of managing the traffic. Colorado Springs leaders believe they have the solution. An ongoing NASA study could lead to economic development opportunities in Colorado Springs — and local leaders are losing no time in promoting the city as the next center […]
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