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2017 Colorado Space Roundup Rundown

Posted: Dec. 12, 2017

The Colorado Space Roundup is the premier all-Colorado space industry update and networking event. The 14th Annual Roundup is Presented by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) and the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC). It is a chance to catch up on the latest Colorado space news and connect with leaders from business, government and education.

This year’s theme, Take Me With You, reflected the ongoing efforts in human space exploration. Colorado has been playing a major role in developing and creating the opportunities for human space flight. Not only is the United States taking on the challenge, many countries and businesses across the globe have been putting their unique prospective and process into the ring.

The Roundup wrapped up Wednesday December 6, 2017 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Nearly 270 individuals within the industry attended the one-day event full of networking, education, and conversation. A major highlight of the day was the keynote speaker, Christopher Hansen, with NASA. Mr. Hansen shared with the attendee’s potential plans for the space industry and how innovation is the lifeblood for the future of human space exploration during the lunch hour.

The Roundup hosted speakers from across the industry and globe, who shared their knowledge with the attendees through eloquent presentations which resulted in meaningful conversation. Guests asked industry-related questions to an array of panelists throughout the afternoon.  The past, present, and future of the industry were highlight throughout the day via speakers and attendees. Retirees to students participated in the conversation, allowing diversity of thought.

Alieres Almon, CSBR Secretary and Co-chair stated, "the Roundup was very successful! We look forward to seeing everyone here again next year."

Hands were risen saying, “take me with you,” and the Colorado Space Roundup answered with, “come along!” 

Save the Date- Wednesday, December 5, 2018
15th Annual Colorado Space Roundup at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Thank You To Our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

AMERGINT Technologies
Ball Aerospace
The Boeing Company
Burns & McDonnell
CABLENET Wiring Products, Inc.
Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Colorado Space Coalition
Front Range Airport
Intelsat General Corporation
Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Manufacturer's Edge
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Oakman Aerospace, Inc.
Peak 10+ViaWest
Reaction Engines, Inc
Red Canyon Software & Engineering
Rocky Mountain AIAA
Sierra Nevada Corporation
SEAKR Engineering
Secure World Foundation
Space Foundation
Teledyne Brown Engineering
United Launch Alliance
University of Colorado Office of Industry Collaboration and AeroSpace Ventures


Manufacturer's Edge CEO Tom Bugnitz Receives The 2017 CSBR Cosmic Contributor Award

Posted: Dec. 12, 2017

The award recognizes individuals and organizations committed to advancing aerospace in Colorado and beyond 

On December 6, Manufacturer’s Edge (ME) CEO Tom Bugnitz was recognized as the 2017 Cosmic Contributor of the Year at the Colorado Space Roundup. This marks the 5th time the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) has awarded an outstanding member or organization from the community for their commitment and contribution to aerospace in Colorado and beyond. Previous recipients include Christie Lee from Lockheed Martin, Oakman Aerospace, and Major General Ret. Jay Lindell.

According to CSBR, the purpose of the Cosmic Contributor award is to acknowledge an organization or individual who embodies the CSBR vision for the community. This vision includes promoting the growth of aerospace and space-related industry in Colorado. The inscription on the award states, “In recognition of your personal and professional drive to advance aerospace and manufacturing in Colorado, the nation, world, and across the Cosmos! You have been one of CSBR’s longest and most enthusiastic partners and supporters through participation and sponsorship of events and be being an Ambassador of Aerospace to students, businesses, elected officials, and the community at large.”

In his acceptance speech, Tom Bugnitz acknowledged the many people who have supported him in his endeavors. “It is humbling to receive this award from the Colorado aerospace community. As with most efforts, anything we accomplish requires a team and I consider this a tribute to the Manufacturer’s Edge team who, day in and day out, support Colorado manufacturing and the aerospace community overall. Great thanks from all of us to the Colorado Space Business Roundtable for honoring us with this award.”


STMD Has Released Its “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” Proposal Call

Posted: December 4, 2017

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has released its “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” proposal call. NASA is seeking U.S. industry-led proposals for space technology demonstration projects executed through firm-fixed-price contracts with milestone payments. All awards will require an Industry Contribution of at least 25% of the Total Project Cost. A technology is considered to be at a “tipping point” if

  • An investment in a ground demonstration or flight demonstration will result in: a significant advancement of the technology’s maturation, and 
  • a significant improvement in the offerors’ ability to successfully bring the technology to market, and, 
  • previous investments have been made to mature the technology (e.g., venture capital, corporate investment, etc.) in preparation for commercialization, demonstrating a pre-existing plan to commercialize the technology, and, 
  • the technology is at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 4 at time of submission of the preliminary proposal. 
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OASIS Contract Update From Senator Michael Bennet

Posted: November 27, 2017 

US Senator Michael Bennet was contacted by members of the Small Business Chapter of the National Defense Industry Association regarding concerns about the OASIS contracts used by GSA. CSBR members click here to read the full story. Not a member? Please join us


Save The Date For The 2018 Aerospace Day At The Capitol

Posted: December 4, 2017

Save The Date For the March 19, 2018 Aerospace Day At The Capitol!

Join the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), and the Aerospace States' Association (ASA), alongside our numerous aerospace partner organizations for a day at the Colorado State Capitol. A full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state. 

Learn more about Aerospace Day At The Capitol by viewing past years' photos and video

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