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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

The U.S. Air Force Academy will partner with UCCS and Colorado College on Saturday to host the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. During the one-day research event, college students studying arts, humanities and sciences will present findings from their research over the past year, according to a news release. “Colorado College student Petra… Continue Reading AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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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… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

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For the second time in four years, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 best nonprofit organizations to work for in the United States. Previously listed in 2011, the Space Foundation now ranks 17th among similarly-sized organizations for 2014. “I am very proud of our Space… Continue Reading Space Foundation again named among 50 best nonprofit employers

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Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced Tuesday the name of the company that will be created by the spinning off of its Colorado Springs-based Mission Systems division. The new company will be named Vectrus, according to an Exelis news release. “Vectrus is a blended name derived from the words Vector and Trust,” the release stated. “Vector… Continue Reading Exelis names Springs-based spin-off company Vectrus

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The Space Foundation announced Monday that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. will be the featured speaker at the organization’s Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner in May. The ceremony will take place at the Broadmoor Hotel May 22, wrapping up the Foundation’s 30th annual Space Symposium, according to a news release. The release said that… Continue Reading NASA head to keynote Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner

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Space Foundation supports federal budget

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Space Foundation supports federal budget

The Space Foundation offered its support for the Administration’s FY15 budget proposal for NASA, calling the proposal a “balanced approach to sustaining key NASA programs and capabilities, while increasing emphasis on next generation capabilities – within a budget constrained environment.” “The president’s proposal of $17.46 billion in FY15 funding for NASA is very close to… Continue Reading Space Foundation supports federal budget

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Boeing passes tests on way to launch craft

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Boeing passes tests on way to launch craft

Aerospace giant Boeing Company, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, is one step closer to launching its Crew Space Transportation program after having successfully completed hardware design and software safety tests. The company said Thursday in a news release that its Commercial Crew Program completed a Critical Design Review for its Launch Vehicle… Continue Reading Boeing passes tests on way to launch craft

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Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

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Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

America’s next Falcon Satellite is set to be launched by SpaceX in 2016, and it will not only carry hardware and software designed along the Front Range — it will help launch the careers of many young Air Force Academy cadets. The work of AFA cadets will pay off when their FalconSAT-6 is delivered to Cape… Continue Reading Satellite program preps cadets for real deal

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

International security company Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading contractor in Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry, has named UCCS as one of the company’s Core University Partners. The fellowship of the two Colorado Springs mainstays, announced Tuesday during an event at UCCS, is a strategy to bolster the region’s workforce and an investment in the future… Continue Reading UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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Blue skies ahead: Fort Carson benefits from revived funding, a sign of its stature

While President Barack Obama was signing a $1.1 trillion appropriations act into law last week, Colorado Springs’ reassured Army outpost was looking at a hefty check it is waiting to cash. Of the $487 billion that the legislation set aside for the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2014 budget, $9.8 billion will fund military construction… Continue Reading Blue skies ahead: Fort Carson benefits from revived funding, a sign of its stature

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