Blue Canyon Technologies reaches dozen spacecraft on-orbit for NASA, industry

Tuesday June 11, 2019 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Blue Canyon Technologies

BOULDER -- Small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) announced it has reached a total of 12 spacecraft on-orbit with the launch of its latest satellite deployed earlier this year.

All of the spacecraft buses are operational and currently in various stages of mission operations, BCT said.Blue_Canyon_logoUSE

Highlights from some of the company’s recent launches include:

  • Several 6U spacecraft for NASA-sponsored programs for Earth-observation and deep space science
  • Multiple Microsats and 6U spacecraft for government sponsored programs

BCT is currently building more than 60 spacecraft for government, commercial and academic missions. Many of the spacecraft are planned for launch in the second half of 2019.

In May, the company announced it will provide 12 precision pointing platforms, built on the company’s FleXcore™ product, to Capella Space, an information services company providing Earth observation data on demand.

Blue Canyon Technologies said it has doubled in size over the past 12 months and plans to open its new 80,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility next year.

Founded in 2008, BCT has supported missions for The U.S. Air Force, NASA, The Defense Advanced Research Project (DARPA) and many others and provided the Attitude Control Systems for the first interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully traveled to Mars.

The company has been recognized with awards including Inc Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch, and the 2019 Colorado Biz Made in Colorado Emerging Manufacturer Winner.