Red Canyon Engineering and Software develops cutting-edge technology to help humankind explore space and other planets, as well as advanced renewable resources on Earth. We are proud to be involved with important missions ranging from searching for water on Mars, to analyzing the composition of distant comets, and building the next human spacecraft. Our clients include government agencies such as NASA, DOD, NOAA, and NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) in addition to prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Millenium Engineering, Honeywell, Ball Aerospace, United Lauch Alliance, Exelis.
LATEST NEWS - March 2014
Red Canyon Awarded Phase II SBIR, Colorado State AI Grant, and NREL IDIQ Contract
Red Canyon Software recieved many exciting awards this month in the areas of Research & Development and renewable energy!
On March 7th, we were awarded a two-year Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from NASA for our Integrated Scheduler-Planner And Reactive Executive (I-SPAREX) autonomous decision-making software! This is the next stage following our successful award and performance of the Phase I SBIR Contract last year.
On March 13th, we were awarded a $250,000 Colorado Advanced Industries grant in order to expand the applications of I-SPAREX to industries outside of aerospace, such as robotics manufacturing, UAVs, and remote monitoring for gas and oil wells. We will be using the funding from the NASA contract and this grant to set up a computer laboratory in which to develop this software!
Last, but certainly not least, on March 13th we were awarded a three-year, $21-million contract with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for a proposal submitted last October! Red Canyon will be providing Science and Business IT Services & Support for NREL, located in Golden, Colorado.
LATEST NEWS - January 2014
Red Canyon Begins Supporting Honeywell Aerospace
Starting this month, Red Canyon has teamed up with local company Lewis Fowler to provide Orion program support to Honeywell Aerospace in the areas of Program Planning & Control, Proposal Coordination, Systems Safety, and Hardware and Software Quality Assurance. Team Red Canyon has nearly 10 people on contract and is looking forward to exploring this new and exiting relationship!
LATEST NEWS - November 2013
Red Canyon Selected for NASA KLXS II Contract at KSC as Part of Millenium Engineering's Winning Team
Red Canyon Software is proud to announce that we have been awarded a contract under the winning Millenium Engineering team to provide engineering support for NASA's Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) at Kennedy Space Center. This is a follow-on contract with a $97.2 million dollar value and a potential five-year performance duration, beginning in February, 2014. Red Canyon is excited to begin this new opportunity with Millenium Engineering and to build a strong foundation for our current and future services at KSC!
LATEST NEWS - October 2013
Red Canyon Selected as Prime for $50M Lockheed Martin IDIQ Civil Space Technical Services Contract
Red Canyon Software and its three teammates were awarded a 5-year, $50 million dollar, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract by Lockheed Martin. Beginning in January, 2014, Red Canyon will provide engineering and technical services support to Lockheed across all Civil Space programs, including ORION, Juno, InSight, OSIRIS-REx, MAVEN, and GOES-R. In addition to winning a prime contract, we are on teams with three companies who were also awarded prime contracts. Red Canyon is thrilled to continue providing outstanding services to Lockheed Martin, and we look forward to the opportunities this new contract will provide!
LATEST NEWS - October 2013
Red Canyon Team Member in the Denver Post
Red Canyon's own Kelly Bezjak was pictured in the Denver Post article regarding the Juno mission flyby on October 9th. The Juno spacecraft seeks to further our understanding of Jupiter's atmosphere, origins, and core. The spacecraft passed within just 347 miles of Earth's surface Wednesday, but surprised the mission operations team at Lockheed Martin when it reemerged from Earth's dark side sending an unexpectedly weak signal. It was discovered that while in the communication blackout the spacecraft had put itself into safe mode for an as yet unknown reason. Click here to read the full article!
When we asked about the status of the spacecraft, Kelly was able to share this information with us:
"Despite the Safe Mode entry, the spacecraft is on its way to Jupiter and is healthy. The Safe Mode did not affect the purpose of the flyby, which was to put Juno on course to Jupiter; all spacecraft systems are currently functioning nominally. As a Red Canyon team member, I am proud to have supported flyby operations!"
LATEST NEWS - July 2013
Red Canyon Software Mention in the Denver Post
Red Canyon has been supporting Lockheed Martin in the development of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft since early 2011. Just under 4 months prior to the anticipated launch, MAVEN will be disassembled and shipped to Florida for launch preparation. Check out this article in the Denver Post for more information, as well as a nod to Red Canyon's support!
LATEST NEWS - May 2013
Red Canyon Software Featured in Denver Business Journal
In regards to a NASA Small Buiness Innovative Research (SBIR) proposal submitted by Red Canyon Software in November 2012, we have been featured in the May 3rd edition of the Denver Business Journal. If you are a DBJ subscriber, please visit the Denver Business Journal website to read the article. Otherwise, click here to download a PDF version. If you are interested in writing an SBIR please take look at our SBIR and R&D Opps posting.
LATEST NEWS - April 2011
Barry Hamilton Featured in Book about Entrepreneurism
Barry Hamilton has been featured as one of twenty entrepreneurs in the recently launched, Donald Trump endorsed book, The Sleeping Giant by author Ken McElroy - a book that brings together entrepreneurs to share their powerful and inspiring stories of how they found success through self-employment while sharing great advice knowledge and inspiration to the reader. The "Giant" in the title refers to the burgeoning number of unemployed individuals who are awakening to their own great possibilities and talents, and not only discovering niche markets for the themselves, but in the process, creating new jobs for others. Hamilton is discussed in Chapter 3, Reaching for the Stars, where he discusses his path to entrepreneurial success. For more information on The Sleeping Giant, or to see Hamilton's section please visit www.TheSleepingGiant.com.
Kelly Bezjak, a Red Canyon employee since 2000, is wrapping up her work on Lockheed's Stardust NExT (New Exploration of Tempel 1) spacecraft. Stardusts's mission was to take images of the comet "Tempel 1" impact site left by a probe from the Deep Impact spacecraft in 2005. The flyby went without a hitch - scientists received all the high quality images they were hoping for. Kelly's involvement helped ensure that the targeting of the spacecraft to Tempel 1 was within a couple of degrees of the predictions. The mission was a success on several levels. Studying the surface features of the comet since Deep Space visited enables humankind to make great advances in our knowledge about comets. The project is also being heralded for its low cost, use of existing assets in space, and coordination of large science teams. Congratulations to Kelly for a job well done.
LATEST NEWS - Dec 2010
Red Canyon Honored - Red Canyon was recently honored in "Colorado Companies to Watch (CTW)," a program which recognizes growing companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and building new industries throughout Colorado. Be sure to check the Red Canyon feature on the CTW website. The State of Colorado supports Colorado CTW through the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade both in leadership and sponsorship.
Pepper Hewitt & Nevin Green Win Awards
Red Canyon Employee Pepper Hewitt won another award for her outstanding personal and professional commitment to the Orion Project and America's Human Space Exploration Program for the Pad Abort 1 (PA1) Team. Pepper was personally awarded the "Space Flight Awareness Leadership" award, which according to NASA "is intended for recognition of mid-level managers who consistently demonstrate loyalty, empowerment, accountability, diversity, excellence, respect, sharing, honesty, and integrity, and are proactive." Specifically, the award acknowledged exceptional efforts in developing the Pad Abort 1 requirements, coordination of team products, and operational planning. As a testament to Pepper's outstanding professionalism and graceful humility, she recognized the excellence of her fellow Pad Abort team members.
In addition, fellow Red Canyon engineer Nevin Green was recognized for his contributions as part of the PA1 Pyrotechnics, Mechanisms, and Parachutes team. SFA Team Awards are used to recognize small groups of employees that have demonstrated exemplary teamwork while accomplishing a particular task or goal in support of the human space program.
Red Canyon would like to thank everyone at NASA and Lockheed Martin on the Orion project for recognizing subcontractors as integral to the success of the project. Thank you, Pepper and Nevin, for your continued outstanding leadership and excellence. We are extremely proud to have you on our team.