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Udall Congratulates Englewood Aerospace Firm on Receiving $96.6 Million NASA Contract

United Launch Services Will Provide Launch Services for 2016 Satellite Mission

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013

Mark Udall congratulated Englewood-based United Launch Services today on securing a $96.6 million NASA contract to provide launch services for the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat)-2 mission, currently scheduled for July 2016. Udall chairs the U.S. Senate Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which oversees global military issues critical to Colorado's military and aerospace communities and the nation.

"Colorado companies are creating jobs through innovation and helping to keep the United States at the forefront of space exploration. I look forward to seeing the results of this contract and the scientific work it will help NASA accomplish," Udall said. "This contract underlines how Colorado and our thriving aerospace industry are leading the way in the 21st century, innovation-based economy. I will continue to fight on behalf of companies like United Launch Services and ensure that we are doing everything we can in Washington to keep our aerospace industry strong here in Colorado."

The ICESat-2 mission will measure changes in the elevation of the polar ice sheets to understand their contribution to current and future changes in sea levels.

Udall has been a strong proponent of Colorado's aerospace industry and has fought to ensure that Colorado is home to innovative companies and job creators.

By: Mike Saccone
 
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