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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, NREL, NOAA, and DOD, in addition to customers such as Lockheed Martin, Millennium Engineering & Integration Company, Raytheon, Sierra Nevada Corporation, a.i. solutions, Disney, SAS, Ball Aerospace, ULA, SpaceX, JPL, Honeywell, KBRwyle, and Booz Allen Hamilton.


LATEST NEWS - October 2019

Colorado: Where Passion Meets Purpose
Red Canyon Software's success story is now featured on the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) website, where there is a collaborative goal of stimulating the local economy and small business in advancing industries, and preserving quality of life. Click here to read our story and learn why Colorado is the chosen home for Red Canyon and the booming aerospace industry.

LATEST NEWS - September 2019

Lockheed Martin Space 2019 Outstanding Small Business Award
Red Canyon Software is honored to announce that we were awarded the Lockheed Martin Space 2019 Outstanding Small Business Award! Our team has been an IDIQ subcontractor supporting Orion, LUCY, Odyssey, MAVEN, InSight, JUNO, OSIRIS-Rex, GOES, and other planetary missions, supporting 28 task orders to Lockheed Martin in 2019. Below are several engineers and operations staff accepting this award on behalf of all the hard work and achievements meriting this honor. We look forward to supporting Lockheed Martin Space in 2020 and beyond!

Red Canyon Team accepting award

LATEST NEWS - April 2018

AIAA Education Support
Red Canyon is a proud supporter and corporate member of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and our CEO, Barry Hamilton, is also an Associate Fellow member. One of our company values is to instill a passion about science and math with younger generations, and our AIAA support helps us achieve this goal. As a result of a recent fundraising challenge held by and for its Associate Fellow members, AIAA shared the following statistics regarding how the funds will impact our students and educators:

We look forward to seeing the next generation of engineers and scientists grow and thrive! For more information about AIAA, click here.

LATEST NEWS - February 2018

Red Canyon Software Awarded SNC Subcontract
Red Canyon Software is thrilled to announce we have been awarded a 2-year subcontract by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to conduct Flight Software (FSW) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Contributing to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SNC's future commercial International Space Station missions under the Cargo Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) program is enabling Red Canyon to help support space exploration and science. We look forward to further contributing to Colorado's local aerospace industry through this new opportunity! For more information about SNC or Dream Chaser, click here.

Red Canyon SNC Team with Dream Chaser

LATEST NEWS - January 2018

Red Canyon Software is now a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
Red Canyon is excited to announce that it has been certified by the SBA as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)! We also continue to maintain our HUBZone certification. With both HUBZone and SDVOSB designations active, we look forward to helping our customers meet their small business subcontracting goals!

LATEST NEWS - September 2017

Red Canyon Software Awards Sustainable Employee of the Year
In June, Red Canyon held its first annual Low Impact Week. Our team made a speacial effort to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet. Employees were encouraged to reduce their impact and generate less waste, and submit a checklist and photos of their green initiatives. We had many participants and innovative ideas for reduced impact, and the 2017 Sustainable Employee of the Year award was given to Lisa Akers. Among other things, Lisa installed solar panels on her home, ate food from the garden and chickens in her yard, collected rainwater, and replaced her light bulbs with LED bulbs! Employees receiving an honorable mention for their efforts are Caroline Chouinard, David Cook, and Noel Sargent. Check out some photos submitted by our participants below!

LATEST NEWS - August 2017

Red Canyon Software Arrives in Titusville, Florida
Red Canyon is excited to announce plans to open our first regional office in Historic Downtown Titusville, Florida! Working with Launch Now LLC, the historic Walker Bank and Apartment building in Titusville will be rejuvinated to house the local Red Canyon office, in addition to boutique-style apartments and shared work spaces for aerospace and related projects. Red Canyon and Launch Now hosted a ribbon-cutting party on August 3rd to celebrate the start of this exciting new initiative - check out the photos below!

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Launch Now Party

LATEST NEWS - April 2017

Computer Games and VR Experience at Lockheed Martin Young Minds at Work Day
Red Canyon hosted an activity lab at Lockheed Martin’s annual Young Minds at Work Day on April 27th. Children who visited the lab got to play space-related computer games, including MarsFlight which was created by Red Canyon for NASA. They also used cardboard headsets and mobile phones to try out a custom Virtual Reality (VR) app designed for Red Canyon by Logan Clark! Visitors got to take home a Red Canyon sticker and their own cardboard VR headset with a QR Code to our Free Apps page, containing links to a variety of Multiple VR apps to be used with the headsets, as well as links to download the computer games demoed at the event. Check out our STEM passion value page for more information and photos from the event!

LATEST NEWS - December 2016

Red Canyon Awarded a GSA Schedule Contract
GSA Logo Red Canyon Software is excited to announce that it is now a GSA Schedule Contract Holder! This award will open the door for new Federal contracting opportunities. It will also allow Red Canyon to maximize its HUBZone and Veteran Owned small business designations, as many set-aside contracts are awarded to contractors through this schedule. If you'd like to view Red Canyon's vendor listing on the GSA website, please click here. For more information on the GSA program, please click here to visit the GSA website, or click the GSA logo above.

LATEST NEWS - December 2016

Red Canyon support for Cambodian students
Red Canyon engineer Raz Phou is a volunteer member of the People Helping Others Unconditionally (P.H.O.U.) non-profit charity, which provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, school supplies, and recreational equipment to children living in rural Cambodia. The charity was started 15 years ago by a Buddhist monk, Pharn Phou, who was devoted to helping others. Red Canyon is an avid supporter of educating our next generation, and has made a donation to P.H.O.U. to provide school uniforms, shoes, writing utensils, and books to K-6 students in two different Cambodian schools. Want to show your support for this impactful cause? Click here to visit the P.H.O.U. website!

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!

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