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Boeing’s Global Positioning System operational control segment has gained full operational status at Schriever Air Force Base. The system keeps the GPS operational within specified accuracy to provide both secure and precise navigation around the world. The move marks the first time in more than 20 years a GPS control system has been deployed for… Continue Reading Boeing’s GPS control system approved at Schriever

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While Congress delays, defense contractors fret

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It’s four months into the fiscal year, and Congress has not passed the defense budget. That inaction has CEOs of the major defense companies, many of which have offices and employees in Colorado Springs, a little nervous. The Department of Defense is operating at 2010 budget levels, which bans starting new programs and limits production… Continue Reading While Congress delays, defense contractors fret

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Boeing cutting 1,100 jobs in US as orders drop

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LONG BEACH, California (AP) – Dwindling domestic demand for C-17 cargo planes will force Boeing Co. to slash 1,100 jobs at its U.S. plants, most of them in Long Beach where the aerospace giant has cut 13,000 jobs since the 1990s, the company said Thursday. The 900 jobs in Long Beach and 200 jobs at… Continue Reading Boeing cutting 1,100 jobs in US as orders drop

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A Colorado-made satellite will be launched in July – and monitored from Schriever Air Force Base. The satellite will monitor man-made objects that could be hazardous to military communications and GPS satellites. Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. of Boulder designed and built the satellite for prime contractor Boeing. Called the “space-based surveillance system,” the new… Continue Reading New satellite will monitor space debris from Schriever

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