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DigitalGlobe's Buyer Keeping Headquarters In Canada Despite Acquisition

A scant quarter-century ago, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) was a seed investor in DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI), a Colorado-based satellite imaging company known for providing Google Maps with its high-resolution pictures of Earth, Business in Vancouver writes. 

“There is such a close, symbiotic relationship between the two companies. It’s incredible,” MDA chief financial officer Anil Wirasekara said in a phone interview from the aerospace company’s downtown Vancouver headquarters.

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York Space Systems Satellite Deal With Denver's MSU Is Subject Of 'Wired' Article

In a story titled "Upending the Space Biz With Satellites for You and You and You," the magazine writes: 

"Dirk Wallinger leaves his espresso beverage behind and steps out of a coffeeshop on the campus of Denver’s Metropolitan State University. His coat open against the cold, he points across the way to a nearly-constructed structure—the college’s metal-and-glass-fronted Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building. When the building is finished this summer, Wallinger’s company—York Space Systems—will set up a 7,000 square-foot shop inside, creating and eventually controlling satellites (maybe even one you create) with the help of students.

"Wallinger gestures toward the fourth floor. “York will be right up there,” he says.

"From right up there, York plans to mass-produce a satellite platform that does for the space industry what the industrial loom did for clothing."

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Colorado's Perlmutter Backs Giant Leap For Mankind With Mission To Mars

Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter wants to know what it would take in know-how and dollars to send a manned mission to Mars by 2033. He also wants NASA to stay on schedule to get astronauts there, the Colorado Springs Gazette writes. 

A member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, the Democrat from Arvada put a provision in the new NASA Transition Authorization Act to keep the ball rolling on a manned mission to Mars. The bill passed the House Tuesday and heads to President Trump for consideration.

The overall NASA bill includes the Journey to Mars project.

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CSBR Wants To Get To Know You 

Posted: March 13, 2017 

Colorado Space Business Roundtable wants to tell your story! As a new member benefit the CSBR is asking members to fill out a member spotlight form so that they can be featured in an upcoming email blast. This will allow other CSBR members to get to know you better and provide more networking opportunities. If you are interested in sharing your story, click here to fill out the member profile

 

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Program Deemed 'Top 10' for 2018 by US News & World Report

Posted: March 14, 2017

For its graduate-level programs, the University of Colorado Boulder has landed 10th place for its Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences program, according to new rankings issued today by U.S. News and World Report.

Among the 2018 data, which previous rankings, CU Boulder also maintains the No. 1 spot nationally in atomic/molecular/optical physics—a standing issued in 2014—and the No. 5 spot in ceramics (2016).

"It’s encouraging to land top spots nationally year after year for our outstanding graduate offerings in rankings like this one," said Ann Schmiesing, dean of CU Boulder’s Graduate School and vice provost for graduate affairs.

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