Watch ULA’s first launch of 2017: A global surveillance satellite for the Air Force

Centennial-based United Launch Alliance is scheduled to shoot a high priority global surveillance satellite into space.

The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite awaits launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Courtesy of ULA)
The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite awaits launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Courtesy of ULA)

Update: Centennial-based United Launch Alliance’s Thursday launch has been postponed until Friday, Jan. 20 due to a violation of Eastern Range safety criteria. The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite will launch at 5:42 p.m. MT Friday from Cape Canaveral.

Originally scheduled for an October 2016 launch, the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite,a high priority global surveillance satellite, was postponed due to concerns over an engine component, produced by a Lockheed Martin supplier. The satellite was cleared for launch in early December.


Denver police destroy motorcycle before trial of alleged rabble-rousing biker

The Denver Police Department will destroy a 2007 Honda motorcycle today in order to teach a lesson to lawbreaking motorcyclists.

The Denver Police Department destroyed an impounded 2007 Honda motorcycle Thursday. Although such vehicles are typically sent to auction, DPD arranged this bombastic display to send a message to lawbreaking motorcyclists as well as to keep its owner from using the bike to endanger the public, as he is alleged to have done last summer.

The owner, whom police have identified as Clinton Hawkins, is still awaiting trial. After Hawkins failed to respond to a separate civil nuisance case, filed Sept. 12, the court handed the bike over to the police department to be destroyed.


Startup York Space Systems scores a major military contract with its Model T manufacturing approach

STARTUP OF THE WEEK: york space systems

York Space Systems CEO and founder Dirk Wallinger poses for a portrait. (Courtesy of York Space Systems)
York Space Systems CEO and co-founder Dirk Wallinger poses for a portrait. (Courtesy of York Space Systems)

In this series, we visit Denver-metro, Boulder and Rocky Mountain region startups. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to be considered or nominate other startups for a chance to win a free week at Galvanize. 

York Space Systems CEO and co-founder Dirk Wallinger imagines a world where there are rocket launches every week.

In this world, the tremendous costs associated with spacecraft customization and engineering no longer make access to spaceflight near impossible. In 2015, Wallinger co-founded Denver-based York Space Systems to bring more spacecraft buses to more companies, more often — and at a fraction of the usual price.

And they’ve already scored a major contract.


323 flu-related hospitalizations in Colorado since October

Although flu hospitalization rates are not troublingly high, this week’s data suggests that Denver County is experiencing almost twice the amount of flu-related hospitalizations than the nation on average.

The CDC reports flu activity is picking up across the country. And although flu hospitalization rates are not troublingly high, especially compared to past seasons, this week’s data suggests that Denver County is experiencing almost twice the amount of flu-related hospitalizations than the nation on average.


Mighteor is bringing brand content to the palm of your hand

Ever wanted to make your brand look really cool? Mighteor does that. But they aren’t your typical video advertising company.

STARTUP OF THE WEEK: mighteor

In this series, we visit Denver-metro, Boulder and Rocky Mountain region startups. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to be considered or nominate other startups for a chance to win a free week at Galvanize. 

Ever wanted to make your brand look really cool? Mighteor does that. But they aren’t your typical video advertising company.

Mighteor produces internet video, tailored to all social media platforms. And they are taking on mobile content next.