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Academy cadets talk satellites at symposium

Academy cadets talk satellites at symposium

Cadets and faculty from the U.S. Air Force Academy will be at the 31st International Space Symposium to talk about their latest satellite, FalconSAT-6, set to launch May, 2016. They will display their satellite today, April 14, from 4-5 p.m. at the press conference room at the symposium at The Broadmoor. This year’s symposium comes… Continue Reading Academy cadets talk satellites at symposium

Region strong in defense, aerospace tech firms

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… Continue Reading Region strong in defense, aerospace tech firms

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Space Symposium: Monster event just keeps growing

Since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a small trade show in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium has grown to become the world’s largest and most renowned space industry event. Last year’s 30th annual Space Symposium drew more than 9,000 people, up from 250 at its inception, and organizers expect next week’s event… Continue Reading Space Symposium: Monster event just keeps growing

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Spectranetics invests in future

Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins in the legs and eliminate… Continue Reading Spectranetics invests in future

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NORAD bolsters Cheyenne Mountain for added protection

Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, announced that certain significant communications assets are being moved into Cheyenne Mountain in order to protect them from electromagnetic pulse attacks. “There is a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,” Gortney said during a… Continue Reading NORAD bolsters Cheyenne Mountain for added protection

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Legendary American astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other former NASA personnel are scheduled to attend this year’s Yuri’s Night celebration, an annual event hosted by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The April 12 event at the Foundation’s World Headquarters building in Colorado Springs will mark the 54th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s inaugural Earth orbit in 1961. It also marks the… Continue Reading Local Yuri Gagarin celebration to include appearance by Buzz Aldrin, other astronauts

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Airstrip Attack returns to airport for second year

The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport will return this summer. Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and  The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, announced this week that the second running of the event will take place June 26 and 27 as part of Pikes Peak… Continue Reading Airstrip Attack returns to airport for second year

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Academy research awards ceremony today

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Academy research awards ceremony today

Work to create a nuclear physics curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Academy, developing a new engine design, delving into spacecraft docking techniques at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and investigating the cost savings from sustainable buildings are some of the projects that will be highlighted during the 19th annual Research Awards at the Air… Continue Reading Academy research awards ceremony today

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Sierra deal could give Springs wings

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Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado… Continue Reading Sierra deal could give Springs wings

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Space Symposium opening ceremony to feature awards, performances

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Monday details of its 31st Space Symposium opening ceremony, which is set to include awards and special performances. The kickoff event, scheduled for April 13 at The Broadmoor in southwest Colorado Springs, will “be highlighted by a stunningly unique animation-based digital performance by Enra, a visual dance troupe from Japan that… Continue Reading Space Symposium opening ceremony to feature awards, performances

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