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Space experts support sharing military satellite data

By |April 20th, 2015|

The Associated Press  © April 19, 2015  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  Air Force Space Command leaders are working on plans to share data from satellites controlled by the military, bringing new opportunities that could allow firefighters to get images on their smartphones to help stamp out wildfires, and allow nonmilitary organizations to keep a better eye on the weather. The civilian world is working on how infrared pictures could be used, with Colorado Springs software firm Braxton Technologies leading the pack. […]

The Space Business is Booming in Colorado

By |April 20th, 2015|

Jay Polk , Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter, jay.polk@krdo.com,  06:43 PM MDT Apr 14, 2015   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – The floor is full at the 31st Annual Space Symposium. Companies from all over the world are in town to show off their products. And many of those global giants have operations right here in Colorado Springs.”That is a space control segment for us.  And we also have folks at Schriever,” said Lori Thompson.Thompson is the Vice President of Geospatial Systems for Exelis.  It’s one of the larger companies at the Symposium.”Colorado is home for about 800 employees for Exelis,” she said.Smaller firms like Braxton Technologies are here too.  So what do they do?”We are currently supporting the GPS system through the Air Force,” said Tyler Goudie.They represent another dot on the map of space based businesses in Colorado Springs. […]