Tag Archives: Space

Space industry flying high but faces challenges


Colorado’s space industry faces challenges from flat government spending, growth of competitors for commercial markets and an aging workforce, according to a report to be published Tuesday by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

The state’s $8.7 billion space industry employed more than 66,000 in 2011 between the military and commercial sectors and generates 3.8 percent of the state’s economic output, making it a “critical driver for Colorado’s economic growth because of the industry’s links to the telecommunications, software and advanced materials industries, the report said. The space industry’s growth in recent years helped to offset some of the effects of the recent recession, adding 3,300 jobs when the rest of the state’s job market was contracting.

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Accepting JFK’s Challenge

  • By Braxton
  • Published December 19, 2014
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The U.S. should not abandon space flight and exploration, Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson said Tuesday at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs as he urged business and political leaders to inspire students to pursue careers in science, engineering, math and technology.

“We are at a crossroads in space, especially in the United States. We face challenges in this political, financial and budget environment and some question the value of space exploration, but that can’t be the legacy of JFK’s challenge,” Swanson told more than 1,000 business, military and government leaders attending the symposium at The Broadmoor International Center, referring to a 1961 speech that President John F. Kennedy made to a joint session of Congress committing the nation to putting a man on the moon.

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Braxton Orbital Analysis Software Contract

image oas1Braxton Technologies, LLC today announced a one and a half-year contract with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to supply Orbital Analysis Software for Boeing 702MP, 702HP and geomobile satellites. This system will augment Boeing’s extensive suite of orbital analysis software tools for transfer orbit and station keeping operations. This contract creates six jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Pleasanton, California.

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CPASC Contract Win

Braxton Technologies announced today that they have signed a 5 year, 4.5 million dollar subcontract with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions for work on the Consolidated (CCS-C) Sustainment and Production Contract (CPASC). The CPASC contract enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for the 50th Space Wing’s complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50th Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy and emerging satellite platforms and programs. Braxton Technologies will provide simulation and human machine interface software sustainment services as well as reliability, maintainability and availability systems engineering and Technical Documentation Services. Ken O’Neil Braxton’s president and chief operation officer noted that “The CPASC Contract is an excellent addition to our portfolio as we now support the four major mission groups at Schriever Air Force Base including MILSATCOM, GPS, DMSP and the NRO. We are also looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with our newest mission partners at Kratos Defense.” Braxton will add 5 new local jobs for the effort slated to begin 1 February.

Braxton Aerospace Award

  • By Braxton
  • 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.