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Intelsat General Awarded Air Force Contract to Study Commercialization of Satellite Control Network

BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intelsat General Corp. (IGC) is one of four companies awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) of government satellites.

The goal of the contract, known as the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Commercial Provisioning (CP) study, is to provide USAF Space Command with a detailed plan for leveraging commercial TT&C facilities and capabilities to substantially reduce operations and maintenance costs while enabling the government to meet national security space objectives and warfighter operational needs. The USAF has stated that a future space concept of operations could include a mix of government and commercial command and control networks.

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Colorado Springs’ presence shrinks on Inc’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing companies

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– Braxton Technologies, LLC which was started in 1994 and develops software to help Air Force commands in the Springs and Los Angeles automate satellite control and other tasks. The company made the list for the fourth consecutive year.

It employed 96 people at the end of last year, adding 58 in the past three years. Braxton’s revenue was up 78 percent since 2008 to $20.1 million, ranking it 3,735th, compared with 3,064th in 2012.

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Congratulations Braxton Science & Technology Group

Congratulations Braxton Science & Technology Group on making the 2014 Inc. 5000 annual list of fastest-growing private companies in America!  2014 marks our fifth time on Inc. 5000.  Check it out!  http://www.inc.com/profile/braxton-science-technology-group

Braxton Technologies Receives Innovation Award

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  • Published February 7, 2014
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Colorado Springs, CO — The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance (Business Alliance) presented the Innovation Award to Braxton Technologies, LLC at the Celebrate Technology reception on Friday, February 7.

The innovation award was in recognition of Braxton’s new product AceFDS (Flight Dynamics System). Rob Johnston, Chief Technical Officer of Engineering and Triet Tran, Chief Scientist received the award on behalf of the organization. Steve Wozniak (the Woz), co-founder of Apple, was the keynote speaker for the evening, along with Chris Franz, President of Peak Venture Group. The two led a question and answer session focused on technology, education and entrepreneurship. Over 200 attended the evening reception.

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Braxton Named Security & Defense Technology Company of the Year

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  • Published November 11, 2011
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Nine businesses, local governments and civic groups were honored Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.’s sixth annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards.

The event recognizes contributions to the community by employers, innovators and entrepreneurs, and their supporters. The recognition took place during a reception at The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs.

The winner of the Security and Defense Technology Company of the Year Award, which recognizes a Pikes Peak region company that develops products to support the military, homeland defense or space industries, was Braxton Technologies. Braxton owns a line of ground-system products that are used to operate satellites and provide engineering and support services. The company also provides technical support to Air Force satellite programs, among other programs and services.

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http://www.gazette.com/articles/honored-128197-businesses-contributions.html#ixzz1dJlu3jaJ

Inc5000 Honors Braxton & Other Springs-Area Companies

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  • Published September 14, 2011
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For the second year in a row, Braxton Technologies has made the Inc5000 list of fastest-growing private companies.

To make the list, companies had to be founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007, based in the United States and be privately held, for-profit and independent — not units of other companies — as of Dec. 31, 2010. The minimum 2010 revenue requirement for the list was $2 million.

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Braxton on Winning Raytheon GPS OCX Team

Braxton Technologies, LLC today confirmed it is part of the Raytheon Company-led team that has been awarded the U.S. Air Force contract for the Global Positioning System (GPS) advanced control segment (OCX), the new ground system for the critical GPS satellite constellation. This contract will continue the Raytheon Team’s initial achievements from the down-select contract, also known as Phase A, into full GPS OCX development, deployment and sustainment.

The OCX program will revolutionize GPS operations. The new control system will focus on transformational military and civil requirements worldwide, including advanced anti-jam capabilities, improved system security, expanded accuracy, and increased reliability. GPS OCX will fully support GPS III and legacy GPS satellites, and will be based on a modern service-oriented architecture that integrates government and industry open system standards.

In addition to the new contract, Braxton supplies the commercial command and control (C2) products that form the heart of the GPS Launch/Early Orbit, Anomaly Resolution and Disposal Operations (GPS LADO) system that has controlled the launches of all GPS satellites launched since October 2007.

Braxton GPS OCX Program Manager, Jeroen “Dutch” Heuzen, puts it all into perspective. “To Braxton, our customer’s mission always comes first,” he points out. “We have made this the primary focus of our GPS LADO work for almost a decade, and we relish the opportunity to bring the same focus and enthusiasm to the Raytheon GPS OCX Team and its U.S. Air Force customer.”

CEO, Frank Backes, agrees. “GPS has become the heartbeat of the planet, and Braxton commits to offering next-generation architectures and state-of-the-need products to continue GPS success. The confidence placed in us by Raytheon and the Air Force serves as a foundation for Braxton to continue our investment in command and control systems capable of meeting the extensive needs of our diverse customer base.”

Braxton is scheduled to begin GPS OCX work immediately at Raytheon’s Aurora, Colo. facility and supporting locations.

About Braxton Technologies

Braxton Technologies, LLC provides products and professional services for government and commercial missions. Braxton’s ACE Premier™ product suite includes tailorable applications, tools, and simulators that dramatically reduce risk and accelerate deployment of command and control systems. Braxton is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Braxton CEO Frank Backes is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award Winner in Rocky Mountain Region

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  • Published June 19, 2009
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Braxton Technologies, LLC, a command and control products and services company headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today announced that CEO Frank Backes received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the Services category in the Rocky Mountain Region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Frank Backes was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver on June 18, 2009.

 

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Braxton on Team Awarded NASA Communications Networks Contract

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  • Published October 15, 2008
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Braxton Technologies today announced it is part of the ITT team that has been awarded a $1.26 billion maximum value contract by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to provide operations support for their space and ground communications networks. The period of performance for the initial contract is five years and three months, with two one-year option periods.

Under the Space Communications Networks Services (SCNS) contract, Braxton and the ITT team will provide mission network planning and integration services, systems and network engineering, operations, maintenance, development engineering, and sustaining engineering for multiple NASA space centers including GSFC Greenbelt, Maryland; White Sands Complex, New Mexico; Guam Remote Ground Terminal, Guam; Kokee Park, Hawaii; Monument Peak, California; Wallops Island, Virginia; and Merritt Island Launch Annex, Florida.
“Braxton is proud to be on such a capable and dedicated team.” said Frank Backes, Braxton CEO. “We have committed to ITT and NASA to ensure the critical SCNS program meets the needs of its many customers and users.”

About Braxton Technologies

Braxton Technologies, LLC, delivers products and professional services for government and commercial applications. Global Positioning System (GPS) launch, early-orbit, operations, and disposal command and control functions are currently performed by Braxton’s ACE Premier™ product suite. ACE Premier™ includes configurable applications, tools, and simulators that dramatically reduce cost and accelerate deployment of command and control systems. Braxton is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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SCNS Contract Award

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  • Published October 8, 2008
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CONTRACT RELEASE : C08-061 NASA Selects ITT [with teammate Braxton Technologies LLC] for Space Communications Network Services [SCNS]. The contract, with an estimated maximum value of $1.26 billion, will support NASA’s Space and Near Earth Networks, which provide most of the communications for a wide range of NASA’s science-based Earth-orbiting spacecraft, including the International Space Station, the space shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Earth Observing System satellites.

This cost-plus-award-fee core and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a basic period of performance of five years and three months, including the phase-in period. The contract also includes two one-year options.

The core portion of the contract provides for the operation and maintenance of NASA’s Space Network, comprised of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites and associated ground systems located primarily at White Sands, N.M., and Guam. The contract also provides support to ancillary Space Network sites located in American Samoa, Ascension Island and Australia.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity portion of the contract provides for operation and maintenance of NASA’s Near Earth Network, including operations at Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.; the White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, N.M.; the Merritt Island Launch Annex in Florida; and McMurdo Station in Antarctica. It also includes commercial tracking and data-acquisition operations worldwide, and the Electronics Systems Test Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This portion of the contract also includes support for the Satellite Laser Ranging network and the global Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network. Support in the areas of systems and sustaining engineering, logistics, facilities management and hardware and software development for the Space Network and the Near Earth Network also will be provided.

Braxton Excellence Awards

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  • Published September 5, 2008
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The Braxton Excellence Awards through August 2008 were presented to Gerry Canovatchel, Michael Tupper, and Dr. Triet Tran.

Braxton Excellence Award (Aug. 2008) presented to Gerry Canovatchel for achievement above and beyond on the GPS LADO and for Infrastructure Support. Braxton Excellence Award (Aug. 2008) presented to Michael Tupper for achievement above and beyond on the OCX GATS Development. Braxton Excellence Award (Jan. 2008) presented to Dr. Triet Tran for achievement above and beyond on the GPS LADO Simulator Event.

Dr. Triet Tran on left receives the Braxton Excellence Award from Frank Backes, CEO.

Dr. Triet Tran

Braxton Excellence Award (Jan. 2008) presented to Dr. Triet Tran for achievement above and beyond on the GPS LADO Simulator Event.

Dr. Triet Tran’s Award

Gerry Canovatchel (left) receives the Braxton Excellence Award from Frank Backes, CEO.

Gerry Canovatchel

Braxton Excellence Award (Aug. 2008) presented to Gerry Canovatchel for achievement above and beyond on the GPS LADO and for Infrastructure Support.

Gerry Canovatchel’s Award

 

Braxton Excellence Award (Aug. 2008) presented to Michael Tupper for achievement above and beyond on the OCX GATS Development.

Michael Tupper

Braxton Excellence Award (Aug. 2008) presented to Michael Tupper for achievement above and beyond on the OCX GATS Development.

Michael Tupper’s Award

 

Air Force Association Awards Ceremony30 Braxton employees and family members supported that Air Force Association (AFA) Lance P Sijan awards ceremony held to honor military members and civilian volunteers whose contributions to the Air Force are extraordinary. Braxton’s Debbie Estrem received a local certificate of appreciation and recognition for her upcoming national award in a category which there are only 10 awards issued across the country.

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  • Published July 25, 2008
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30 Braxton employees and family members supported that Air Force Association (AFA) Lance P Sijan awards ceremony held to honor military members and civilian volunteers whose contributions to the Air Force are extraordinary. Braxton’s Debbie Estrem received a local certificate of appreciation and recognition for her upcoming national award in a category which there are only 10 awards issued across the country.

Braxton Aerospace Award

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  • Published April 8, 2008
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Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor, Barbara O’Brien, presented an award to Braxton Technologies Inc. from the Colorado Space Coalition on April 8, 2008, in recognition of Braxton’s dedication and commitment to Colorado’s aerospace industry. CEO, Frank Backes, and Vice President, Ken O’Neil, accepted the award on Braxton’s behalf.