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Satellite companies battle over acquisition

Two companies with private satellites are eyeing each other for acquisition. Longmont-based DigitalGlobe says it has rejected an unsolicited acquisition proposal from GeoEye Inc. but disclosed that it has previously offered to buy its rival. GeoEye, which is based in Herndon, Va., announced Friday it had made a $792 million offer for DigitalGlobe. A combined… Continue Reading Satellite companies battle over acquisition

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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A new satellite that will monitor the clutter in orbit around the Earth is now expected to launch in late September, more than two months later than originally scheduled. The Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite was grounded first by concerns about software in the Minotaur IV rocket and then by a problem in some connectors in… Continue Reading Sept launch expected for debris-watching satellite

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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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The satellite industry saw a banner year in 2009, and is expecting even more success in future years. The reason: Satellites provide services that an increasing number of people around the globe want – Direct TV, cell phones, broadband Internet services. The discussion was part of a four-person panel about emerging innovation in the satellite… Continue Reading Satellite industry growth expected to continue

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