August 22, 2017

Colorado Solutions Summit Designed To Support Colorado-Based Startups

August 22, 2017 – The Colorado Solutions Summit (COSS) is a 3-day bootcamp designed to support Colorado-based startups through curated mentoring teams and workshops. Hosted in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Project X-ITE at the University of Denver created the COSS as a way to support Colorado-based companies that are working to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read More


LASP Leads International Team To Design And Build Small Satellites

In August 2017 LASP hosted a group of students and professionals from space agencies from around the world in an effort to design and build small satellites as a way to train future scientists and engineers. Image Credit: University of Colorado Boulder/LASP

August 22, 2017 – LASP has joined forces with universities and space agencies from around the world in an international effort to design and build small satellites as a way to train future scientists and engineers. The project, known as the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE), so far involves the U.S., France, Taiwan, Japan, India, Singapore and Oman according to Project Manager and LASP engineer Amal Chandran. Read More


Sierra Nevada Corporation Owners Welcome The United Nations To Company Headquarters

L-R: Simonetta Di Pippo, Eren Ozmen, Fatih Ozmen. Image Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation

August 22, 2017 – Fatih and Eren Ozmen, CEO and President of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), welcomed Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Simonetta Di Pippo to SNC’s headquarters on Tuesday to advance their agreement to use SNC’s Dream Chaser spacecraft. Read More


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Saturn-lit Tethys
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet.


Aerial Views Of Atlas V TDRS-M
Source: United Launch Alliance

Aerial Views Of Atlas V of TDRS-M.


Video: Goes-16 Sees The Moon’s Shadow — And Lightning!
Source: NOAA Satellites

GOES-16’s Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) captured the shadow of the moon moving through a area severe weather featuring frequent cloud-to-ground lightning in the upper Midwest yesterday, August 21, 2017!


Eclipse Megamovie 2017
Source: Google/University of California at Berkeley

Presenting the Eclipse Megamovie! Our Photo Team has been busy uploading the photographs they took of the total solar eclipse and our algorithms have created the continuous view of the eclipse as it crossed the US.


GIS In The Rockies
Source: GIS in the Rockies Planning Committee

GIS in the Rockies is the Rocky Mountain West’s premier geospatial information and technology conference. The conference offers opportunities for industry professionals to learn more about geospatial technology issues and business-centric strategies supporting every vertical market touched by the geospatial industry.


Donate Eclipse Glasses To Help Underprivileged Children
Source: KOAA.com

Don’t throw away those solar eclipse glasses, instead use them to help underprivileged children view future eclipses. Astronomers Without Borders plans on sending them to Asia and South America for an eclipse event in 2019.


Shock Of Great American Eclipse Ends With Church Bells And Awe
Source: The Denver Post

One of most surreal days in modern history delivers on promise of jaw-dropping beauty.


Millions In U.S. Look Skyward During Solar Eclipse
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Eyes skyward, millions of Americans were transfixed by the spectacle of a total solar eclipse midday Monday, as the moon’s shadow raced from coast to coast like a brush stroke across the canvas of the continent.


Satellite Imagery Of 2017 North American Eclipse
Source: NASA

Images of the 2017 North American Eclipse from SOHO, Deep Space Climate Observatory, Terra, the International Space Station and more.


Lockheed Martin Powers-up Next Orion Spacecraft for First Time
Source: Lockheed Martin

Engineers at Lockheed Martin and NASA breathed life into the next Orion crew module when they powered up the spacecraft for the first time at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Designed for human spaceflight, this Orion will be the first to fly more than 40,000 miles beyond the Moon during its nearly three-week Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), a feat that hasn’t been possible before.


Internships with Impact: Alex Philpott, Satellite Navigations Team Intern
Source: DigitalGlobe

Alex, an aerospace engineering major at the University of Michigan, knew that DigitalGlobe does amazing stuff—with satellites, imagery and analytics. But he didn’t realize until his interview with the Satellite Navigation Systems team that even interns—from the get-go—get to do amazing things.