In The News

A Message From the Chair

Posted: May 17, 2019

We are already in May, getting ready to breathe a bit easier with another successful Space Symposium behind us, we now look forward to cultivating our efforts for the rest of the year.   The Colorado Aerospace community is growing in ways that we would not have imagined just a few years ago.  The growth of our satellite industry and adjacent support businesses are enabling Colorado to maintain its status as #1 in aerospace employment, per capita.  Growing companies are having big successes receiving NASA Grants and enabling larger mission success. Companies such as Advanced Space, Roccor, and Red Canyon Engineering. Colorado primes are continuing to push forward with new satellite launches by Lockheed Martin Space Systems and United Launch Alliance.

More Colorado companies than ever are being funded by NASA Phase II Grants for cutting edge research and development.  We are second only to California, which received 12 more than Colorado and the next closest is Virginia, with 11 grants.  See below more highlights of our Colorado companies in upcoming newsletters.

See the 20 Companies that won Phase II grants here. Click on the Colorado State link to see the list:

On another note, CSBR wants to hear from you! It is important that we hear your voice to ensure we are doing our part to support you and the Colorado aerospace ecosystem. Please take 5 – 8 minutes to give us your thoughts about your membership and its value. Take the member survey here.


Alires Almon
Board Chair
Colorado Space Business Roundtable


Deep Space Predictive Founder and CSBR Board Chair, Alires Almon, Highlighted in Western Digital Blog

Posted: May 17, 2019

Looking back on the rapid progress made in the last half-century, what possibilities for deep space exploration could be enabled by technology in the next 50 years and beyond? To find out, we sat down with Alires Almon, Founder and Principal Investigator at Deep Space Predictive. She and her international research team are looking into the role of psychological performance, including astronauts on long-term space missions.

Read more here:


CU Boulder Hosts Human Performance Summit, along with Black Lab Sports and National Security Innovation Network (formerly MD5)

Posted: May 17, 2019

The Human Performance Summit was intended to highlight Colorado as the epi-center of human performance and work toward solving the most pressing challenges in human Performance.

This inaugural event brought together Industry and DoD Sponsors, Angel Investors, military operators, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and researchers to address human performance challenges in Cognitive Performance, Performance Technologies, and Human Recovery.  Attendees ranged across the spectrum from Ball Aerospace, NASA, DARPA and Army Research Lab to Nike, Black Diamond, Stratch Labs, and a host of entrepreneurial companies from Boulder, Palo Alto and beyond.  

The forum attendees included several NFL Players, 2 of the best distance runners in the last 2 decades (Dan Browne & Alan Culpepper), a Spartan Word Champion, and an assortment of other Olympic-class athletes.  We also had representation from United States Special Operations Command,  AFSOC, and military special operators from across DoD.

It is this unique gathering of individuals and organization that enable collaborative efforts to produce highly effective and creative solutions that will push humans to meet the challenges we will face on Earth and in space.


CSBR Internship Program: June 17 – 28, 2019

Posted: May 17, 2019

CSBR offers a Colorado Aerospace Internship for rural high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in the aerospace industry. All students pursuing STEM - (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related disciplines are encouraged to apply; however, please note that students from rural locations will be given first priority into the program.  If there is still space available, we will accept students from the Front Range.


Click here for the application:



SAVE THE DATE!!!  CSBR Road Trip: July 8 – 12, 2019

Posted: May 17, 2019

The Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) is visiting communities around the state to:

  1. Meet with local businesses that are interested in becoming a supplier or subcontractor to larger aerospace companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada, Teledyne Brown Engineering, United Launch Alliance and others. Opportunities are not limited to businesses that currently work in aerospace.  Almost any product or service could potentially have opportunity.
  2. Meet with local officials, students, educators, and anyone who is interested to learn about the impact aerospace has on our nation, state, and the benefits to every community in Colorado.
  3. Meet with students and educators to discuss educational opportunities such as internships and other programs involving Colorado aerospace companies and organizations.

Please contact Joe Rice, at [email protected] or Ali Recek [email protected] if you would like to sponsor the road trip or just come along!

Check out the Road Trip video here!

Learn More Here!

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