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Interview with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine during his visit to CU Boulder

Posted: August 26, 2019

NASA’s top boss, Jim Bridenstine, visited the CU Boulder campus Friday morning. 

It wasn't just to check out their brand-new aerospace engineering building, but to meet some of the students that will be designing the future of space.

On his tour of the new facility, Bridenstine saw students building drones that can withstand harsh atmospheric conditions. He saw them building miniature space-ready science satellites, and watched them test a virtual reality program designed to train astronauts for space missions.

Read more and see the video here:  https://www.9news.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/qa-talking-about-space-with-nasa-boss-jim-bridenstine/73-83c0cc67-2491-41f5-a61e-b7ffd2464ff2

 

SNC SELECTS ULA FOR DREAM CHASER® SPACECRAFT LAUNCHES

Posted: August 26, 2019

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft’s six NASA missions to the International Space Station. The Dream Chaser will launch aboard ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rockets for its cargo resupply and return services to the space station, starting in 2021.

“Dream Chaser can launch from any conventional rocket so we had great options,” said SNC CEO Fatih Ozmen.  “SNC selected ULA because of our strong collaboration on the Dream Chaser program, their proven safety record and on-time performance. This is bringing America’s spaceplane and America’s rocket together for best-of-breed innovation and exploration.”

Read more here: https://www.sncorp.com/press-releases/snc-ula-dream-chaser-launch-announcement/
 

Space Command’s Initial Home Will be Colorado

Posted: August 26, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — The initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday. The command will officially start operations next month at the base in Colorado Springs, said Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican.

The Defense Department has not yet announced the command’s permanent home. President Donald Trump formally launched Space Command in December. The goal is to improve the organization of U.S. military space operations and accelerate technical developments.

Read more here:  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/08/21/space-command-colorado-home/
 

Blue Canyon Technologies Joins Viasat’s Ecosystem to Build First-Ever Link 16 Low-Earth Orbit Spacecraft

Posted: August 26, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. Small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) announced today it has been selected by global communications company, Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), to join its team supporting the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI pilot program to test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Under the agreement, BCT will design and manufacture a 12U small satellite bus. Viasat is the lead on the design and manufacture of the spacecraft’s payload. Launch of the spacecraft is expected in 2020.

Read More Here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190819005339/en/

 

6 People Joined/Renewed to CSBR This Past Week!

Posted: August 26, 2019

CSBR would like to thank the following person for joining CSBR this past week!

New:

  • Jonathan Swavely - Metropolitan State University of Denver

CSBR would also like to recognize the following people who renewed their membership last week. Thank you for joining us for another year!

Renewed: 

  • Rick Burkett - EUA

  • John Carsten - Teaching Science and Technology Inc

  • Wiley Larson - Teaching Science and Technology Inc

  • Melody Ou - Ball Aerospace

  • Michele Ponicsan - EUA

Remember -- you can search all CSBR members on the website.
 
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