BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) has been recognized for its innovation and growth after being named a winner of the 2019 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. The company earned a Silver award in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year (Medium-sized) category.
Since its founding in 2008, BCT’s diverse spacecraft platform has demonstrated the proven capability to enable a broad range of missions and technological advances for the New Space economy, further reducing the barriers of space entry.
With 13 spacecraft on-orbit, BCT is currently building more than 60 additional spacecraft for government, commercial and academic missions. In the last year, BCT has initiated or continued supporting missions for premier organizations including the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, MIT, DARPA, CU-Boulder and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
BCT’s location in Boulder, Colo. allows the company to continue to innovate within a regional hotbed of aerospace activity. With 12.9 times the national average in aerospace companies headquartered locally, BCT maintains a robust pipeline of potential talent and project partners as it continues to grow. The company has doubled in size over the past 12 months and plans to open its new 80,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility in 2020.
Each year, winners in Best in Biz Awards are determined based on scoring from independent judging panels assembled from some of the most respected newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Combining top editors’ and reporters’ unparalleled expertise and experience with the objectivity inherent in the journalistic ethos and further enhanced by the breadth and variety of outlets and reporters represented, Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely able to determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2019 judging panel included, among others, writers from Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, USA Today and Wired.
This year, the company was also recognized for the third consecutive year as an Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company and received the 2019 ColoradoBiz “Made in Colorado, Emerging Manufacturer” award.
Blue Canyon Technologies, Inc., (BCT) a Colorado-based private company founded in 2008 to bring innovative, reliable and affordable solutions to space missions, is an experienced integrator of aerospace systems and developer of advanced aerospace products and technologies. BCT is a vertically integrated spacecraft manufacturer supporting nearly 40 unique missions with over 70 spacecraft. The company currently has more than 60 satellites in production and is developing a new 80,000-square-foot facility for high rate production.
BCT has supported missions for The US Air Force, NASA, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (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.