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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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The Space Foundation promoted Charles Zimkas from COO to president, reporting directly to CEO Elliot Pulham. Zimkas has been with the Space Foundation, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that promotes aerospace industries and exploration, since 1986. He was in the Air Force before that, and selected as one of the 12 outstanding airmen of the year, […]
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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to enhance the ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS constellation. Through the Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project — which began in November 2013 — Lockheed Martin and the Air Force recently finished the largest and most comprehensive step in the Air Force’s […]
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The Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center at Schriever Air Force Base isn’t going anywhere. That’s the word received by Sen. Mark Udall’s office after Udall, Rep. Doug Lamborn and Rep. John Salazar sent letters to the Department of Defense to keep the post in Colorado. Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly had indicated he would like […]
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UCCS has been named one of the top military friendly schools for the fifth year, an honor bestowed by GI Jobs magazine and its publisher, Victory Media. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the UCCS commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president, Victory Media […]
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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 […]
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  Officials from the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which helps businesses secure government contracts,  say the organization helped create nearly 14,000 jobs during the last fiscal year. The said PTAC clients received contract awards worth $694 million, creating and retaining 13,878 private sector jobs across Colorado. “Without a doubt, the PTAC is providing an […]
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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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President Obama today nominated Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, to head U.S. Strategic Command. Strategic Command, based at the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons, missile defenses and space warfare mission.   The four-star general has commanded the Air Force Space Command since 2007, […]
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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 […]
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Bill Nye,  who inspired a new generation to understand and appreciate science, will receive the Space Foundation’s 2013 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Nye, who hosted his own television show “The Science Guy,” now leads The Planetary Society and was selected for the award for his ability to convey scientific concepts and make space […]
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