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Red Canyon Sofware - Exploring Other Planets, Improving Our Own

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, and Harris.

LATEST NEWS - June 2016

Barry Hamilton Featured in the Denver Business Journal
As an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist, our CEO, Barry Hamilton, was featured in a recent issue of the Denver Business Journal. Profiling Barry's history and what led him to his current position in the aerospace industry, the article touches on his lifelong fascination with space and Red Canyon's HUBZone status, a key characteristic for the company when pursuing government contracts. Check out the article here!

LATEST NEWS - May 2016

Barry Hamilton is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist
We are thrilled to announce that our CEO, Barry Hamilton, is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Finalist for the Mountain Desert region! Check out the official announcement here. A video crew visited our offices this week to interview Barry about his journey to success and Red Canyon's story. Join us at the gala on June 23rd to celebrate the finalists of the Mountain Desert region. Click here to register!

Barry Hamilton interview

LATEST NEWS - March 2016

Red Canyon & Raytheon EED-2 Win
As a subcontractor to The Raytheon Company (Raytheon), Red Canyon was a member of the winning team for the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development 2 (EED-2) contract, awarded in July 2015!! Our first engineer working on contract started this month. The EED-2 satellite program observes the Earth's climate to observe and understand our planet's changes, and how man's habits affect it. This data is made available to the scientific community for additional applications outside of NASA's use. Red Canyon will support Raytheon's efforts to supply software and hardware engineering to NASA to provide new systems and/or major upgrades to existing systems. We are proud to be on the ground and contributing to GSFC's advancement and success of EED-2!

LATEST NEWS - October 2015

Red Canyon engineer Lisa Akers wins NASA Silver Snoopy award
This month, Red Canyon's own Lisa Akers (pictured second from left) was awarded the very prestigious NASA Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Silver Snoopy Award. This is the astronauts' personal achievement award, and is given to less than one percent of the total NASA/contractor workforce annually. This Snoopy was awarded in recognition of her efforts to assemble the Orion Launch Abort System for the EM-1 mission, including the first ever flight installation of the protective fairings that keep the crew safe during launch and ascent.  Her efforts to ensure the LAS is correctly assembled, fully functional, and properly installed on the crew module are recognized as a key aspect of crew safety and mission success – a feature most appreciated by the astronauts. Lisa is an extremely dedicated engineer and Red Canyon is so proud to have her on the team! 

Lisa Akers

LATEST NEWS - September 2015

Red Canyon engineer Dan Smith Hall of Fame
Red Canyon employee Dan Smith recently traveled back to his high school in Fargo, ND.  While there, he was invited to speak to students about his career as an Electrical Engineer.  Dan spoke to 3 different classes, including 2 Advanced Placement classes.  His presentations focused heavily on the space program with an emphasis on his recent contributions to the Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle.  Dan emphasized the importance of studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as the value of a college education in enhancing future career opportunities.  In this photo, Dan is talking about some of his efforts to promote STEM, including a GESTEM seminar that encouraged 7th and 8th grade girls to think about planning a 3 year mission to Mars.

Dan Smith

LATEST NEWS - August 2015

Red Canyon is now a Certifiably Green company
We are excited to announce that as of August 12th, Red Canyon Software is Denver Certifiably Green company! One of our company values is to "conduct all business with an ethic of conservation and long-term awareness." As such, we strive to find new ways to support this value and reduce our company's carbon footprint. In order to receive this certification, we completed a Green Checklist covering several categories such as Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, and Resource Management. A few of the items in which we participate include recycling, installing high-efficiency toilets, purchasing Energy Star-rated equipment, and donating extra office supplies and materials to local nonprofits or schools. Interested in having your business become Certifiably Green? Check out the program here!

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!

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