After a slow start, development in the Commercial Aeronautical Zone surrounding Colorado Springs Airport is poised to take off. There’s particular excitement about the prospect of development at Peak Innovation Park, the 900-acre master-planned business park that occupies the south end of the zone, on both sides of Milton Proby Parkway at the entrance to […]
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Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school’s faculty. Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified. The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings in a letter to David Mullin, a […]
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The United States Air Force Academy will hold its biannual religious respect conference Tuesday and Wednesday. The purpose of the conference is to present the academy’s new religious respect training program for cadets and staff members. It will also provide an update of the academy’s ongoing religious respect training program since the last conference, which […]
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Colorado’s vision for a spaceport at Front Range Airport just got a step closer to reality. The Federal Aviation Administration just gave the state a $200,000 grant for a feasibility study for the spaceport. Colorado’s application for a spaceport is part of a collaborative public-private, statewide partnership, said Sen. Michael Bennett in a press release […]
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is loaning a full-scale model of the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe to the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The actual probe was part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and was carried to the Saturn system by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and plunged through the atmosphere of the moon Titan on […]
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A panel of space experts will will address one of the most pressing issues facing aerospace industry – sequestration and budget cuts. The panel, part of Space Foundation’s annual  symposium, will convene April 10 to discuss ways budget cuts will affect the space missions, industry and future expectations. The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor April […]
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ITT Exelis has been chosen as a prime contractor for the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command – a contract worth $854 million during five years. The selection gives the company, which has its mission systems function in Colorado Springs, the opportunity to submit proposals on requests for future logistic requirements for the Marine Corps. The […]
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Before the holiday break, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will change export regulations for defense and aerospace companies. “For years, we have watched the U.S. lose ground against global competitors because of the largely unintentional consequences of onerous regulations on space technology for export,” said Elliot Pulham, CEO of the Space Foundation. […]
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The estimated 14,000 people who converged on the 34th Space Symposium this week reflected a buoyant attitude about the state of the U.S. space industry — and Colorado Springs’ role in it. Multi-domain command and control and space situational awareness are drawing attention, along with the rise of smaller players in the industry. And the […]
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  Budget cuts have taken their toll on the Air Force Academy and its overall economic impact to the community. Last year at this time, the Academy trumpeted its largest economic impact – $999 million, very close to $1 billion. This year, the AFA reports an economic impact of $898.8 million, still an impressive number. […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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  Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting a new commander.   Col. Omar Jones will formally take over the brigade at a ceremony Tuesday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.   Jones was most recently at the National War College in Washington, where he received a master’s degree in national security strategy. […]
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