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Time for city to realize aerospace’s value

We think we know everything that’s going on around us. We think we fully understand the details, the priorities and the needs of our military and its related high-tech presence. Whether we are business leaders, elected officials or media observers, we try to keep up, try to pay close attention, and most of us feel… Continue Reading Time for city to realize aerospace’s value

Lockheed receives $68 million GPS contract

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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… Continue Reading Lockheed receives $68 million GPS contract

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GPS a map to aerospace revenue streams

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Global positioning satellites kept the aerospace industry — and Colorado Springs companies — aloft in 2010. The aerospace economy grew 7.7 percent in 2010, reaching a record total of $276.5 billion, and the industry as a whole has grown 48 percent since 2005, thanks in large part to the boom in GPS products. Nowhere is… Continue Reading GPS a map to aerospace revenue streams

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GPS brownout unlikely

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The possible loss of satellite service because of aging equipment prompted the government to issue a cautionary report last month, but any fear seems to be based on contractor delays in finishing new satellites by fall rather than concern about mechanical failure. The news generated national media attention – and dozens of stories about potential… Continue Reading GPS brownout unlikely

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Springs growing leader in aerospace tech

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Colorado Springs is building a reputation as a leader in the Global Positioning Satellite marketplace. Not only is the city home to the missile defense and satellite control systems headquartered at Schriever Air Force and to Air Force Space Command’s headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, it is supported by emerging private sector GPS companies… Continue Reading Springs growing leader in aerospace tech

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