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York Space Systems Expands Facility to Speed Up Spacecraft Production

Posted: Nov. 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – York Space Systems announced plans Oct. 29 to expand production facilities for its S-Class satellites. The Denver-based company that currently produces ten to 12 satellites per year will be able to produce 50 satellites in 2020 and hundreds of satellites annually in the future, York Executive Chairman Chuck Beames told SpaceNews.
York’s first satellite, sent into orbit in May on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket, is working well, Beames said, which could explain why customers are signing contracts to purchase more. “Flight heritage is a big risk reducer,” added the retired U.S. Air Force colonel.

Read More from the Space News here.

Another perspective from the Denver Post here.


Colorado Springs Enterprise Software Startup, Bluestaq, Lands $37M GSA Contract to Extend Unified Data Library

Posted: Oct. 29, 2019

Unified Data Library will expand to integrate additional space, air, ground and intelligence data sources.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., October 29, 2019 – Bluestaq LLC announced it had been awarded a three-year, $37M Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to expand the Advanced Command and Control Enterprise Systems and Software (ACCESS) project for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Data Program Management Office and the Directorate of Special Programs, Space Situational Awareness Division. Under the Phase III SBIR, the Data Management Platform, the Unified Data Library, will expand to integrate data supporting Space and Air and Multi-domain operations. Data will be integrated from a wide range of sources spanning commercial, foreign, Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).

The Unified Data Library consumes, processes, and distributes millions of unique data products daily originating from dozens of commercial, academic, and government organizations across the world to a diverse user base spanning 25 countries. The Unified Data Library storefront provides a robust interactive online API to assist users or developers with education and discovery of available dashboards, data streams, services, structures, and formats. The Air Force plans to expand the Unified Data Library to allow different security classification user access levels and fuse data from all types of sensors to provide command and control for most Air Force missions.

Work will take place in the Colorado Springs, Co., at the Bluestaq headquarters.

“Bluestaq is thrilled to continue supporting SMC’s Special Programs Division and the Data Program Management Office on the Unified Data Library”, said Andy Hofle, Bluestaq Chief Engineer and Co-Founder. “It has been exciting to see the growing community interest in the data management platform over the last 18 months, and our team has had a tremendous amount of fun playing a role in the development of the project.”

To learn more about the Unified Data Library or to get an account visit, click here

About Bluestaq

Launched in 2018, Colorado Springs-based Bluestaq is a technology company developing transformative enterprise systems, securing disparate data using state-of-the-art practices and the latest technologies, enabling streamlined global operations and modern Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning based analytics. Learn more at


Call For Board of Directors Nominations

Posted: Nov. 4, 2019

CSBR is accepting nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted through November 15, 2019 and announced at the December 4, 2019 Roundup.

The CSBR Board of Directors is responsible for the mission and operations of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) including determining and executing the organization's activities, setting the budget, managing the budget, ensuring proper fiscal management and oversight, ensuring reports, returns, and filings are made as required by federal and state authorities such as the IRS and the Colorado Secretary of State, that the organization adheres to all required laws, regulations, and requirements, and oversees and provides direction to any employees or consultants retained by the organization.

Please note you must be a current CSBR member in order to be on the board. If you are unsure of your membership status contact [email protected].

Complete this form to nominate yourself or someone else.


Rocky Mountain AIAA Annual Technical Symposium

Posted: Nov. 4, 2019 

Date: November 19, 2019

Location: University of Colorado Boulder

Register here


New Secretary of the Air Force Confirmed

Posted: Oct. 29, 2019

ICYMI….Big Wins for Colorado!

The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Barbara Barrett as the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, Oct. 16, clearing the way for the experienced pilot and former ambassador to lead the service as it faces new threats globally and in space.

Read more from the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Core here.

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