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  • Colorado airport receives FAA spaceport license
    Posted in In the News on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON — A Colorado airport has received a commercial spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration despite a lack of announced users of the site and concerns about conflicts with aviation. The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation awarded a launch site operator’s license, more commonly known as a spaceport license, to the government of Adams County, Colorado, Aug. 17 for Front Range Airport. The airport will now be known as the Colorado Air and Space Port. The facilit... Read more

  • Colorado Air and Space Port Granted Site Operator License from Federal Aviation Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a site operator license to Colorado Air and Space Port after a 180-day review period, the 11th such license granted in the United States. Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development. “Facilities like Colorado Air and Space Port will be developed around the country and the world,” said Mary Hodge, chair of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. “We’ll be building a hu... Read more

  • Colorado leaders hope new space port will give aerospace industry one giant leap
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Colorado is one of the best states for the aerospace industry, and a project more than seven years in the making has Adams County commissioners and Colorado lawmakers hoping it will grow that reputation. On Monday at the former Front Range Airport, area leaders unveiled the Federal Aviation Administration-approved operator license for what will be known as the Colorado Air and Space Port. “Adams County is the home of 21st century jobs and 21st century dreams,” Adams County... Read more

  • New spaceport license for Adams County means new name for Front Range Airport
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Hand in hand with Front Range Airport’s new role as home to Colorado’s first and only spaceport, the nearly 35-year-old general aviation facility got a new name Monday: Colorado Air and Space Port. The new moniker was unveiled at a formal ceremony to celebrate the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision last week to award a long-awaited site operator license to what had been known since 2011 as Spaceport Colorado. A collection of Adams County officials, along with U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-... Read more

  • Colorado just got approval for a spaceport. Here's what that actually means
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The story of Colorado Air and Space Port is not so much about commercial space travel right now as it is a legitimizing force for the aerospace industry in Colorado. What was formerly known as Front Range Airport will become a spaceport. This comes six months after the application Adams County government submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration back in February for a spaceport site operating license was approved. The announcement came down on Friday, and the hopes of many to soon 'blast ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on the Approval of Spaceport Colorado's Launch Site Operator License
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Lakewood, Colo. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement about the approval of Spaceport Colorado’s Launch Site Operator License at Front Range Airport in Adams County, Colorado: “Today’s long-awaited decision marks an important step forward for Adams County and the entire state of Colorado. Spaceport Colorado will leverage Colorado’s leadership in aerospace and space exploration, our well-educated workforce, and our excellent higher learning institutions to attract new... Read more

  • Older Helicopters Present Fire Hazards Despite Industry Pledges of Remedies
    Posted in In the News on August 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    After a rash of helicopter accidents several years ago ending in fatal fires, industry executives and regulators reached a high-profile compromise: Businesses could avoid rules mandating safety upgrades and retrofits but would be expected to make the changes on their own. “You got our attention and we’re going to participate,” said Matthew Zuccaro, president of Helicopter Association International, the leading trade association, at the time. But three years later, critics and even some industry ... Read more

  • House committee approves space weather bill
    Posted in In the News on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON — The House Science Committee approved July 24 a modified version of a space weather forecasting bill that the Senate passed last year amid criticism of the committee’s approach to the legislation. The committee approved on a voice vote an amended version of S.141, the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act. That bill was introduced in the Senate in January 2017 and passed by unanimous consent in May 2017. The original version of the bill codified many elements of a space weather ... Read more

  • At Mines, Angel Abbud-Madrid Is Leading the New Space Race
    Posted in In the News on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    “The year is 2062,” Angel Abbud-Madrid declares. “One of the children of your children is about to go up on a mission to a space rock — an asteroid, one of hundreds passing close to Earth every year.” The Colorado School of Mines professor pauses to make sure the audience is following along. From his position at the forefront of the emerging field of space resources, Abbud-Madrid recognizes that, at least for now, most people need some help understanding exactly what this field covers. He has a ... Read more

  • The President’s Mission to Mars Is a Real Long Shot
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    For a man known for grandiose ambitions, perhaps President Donald Trump’s most lofty is his pledge, formalized in a December order, to land a human being on the surface of Mars. It would be easy to doubt Trump’s seriousness, given that he’s equally known for inconsistent follow-through. But Trump has raised the idea repeatedly since that order, most recently last month before the National Space Council, the advisory group Trump revived last year and tasked Vice President Mike Pence with running.... Read more

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