Leading small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies, Inc. (“BCT” or “Blue Canyon”) has been recognized for its innovation and growth after being named a winner of the 2020 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 Bronze award in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year (Medium-sized) category. This marks the second consecutive year in which BCT received recognition from the Best in Biz Awards, also winning an award for Fastest-Growing Company in 2019.
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. The company’s recent successes have allowed it to continually expand and add to its knowledgeable and talented staff – BCT currently has roughly 300 employees, 100 which have been added in the past year alone.
BCT is currently building more than 90 spacecraft for government, commercial and academic missions. BCT has seen significant growth over the past 12 months and recently opened its new 80,000-square-foot Satellite Constellation Factory headquarters and production facility in Lafayette, Colorado.
The company has won numerous large-scale contracts and contract extensions in the last year including DARPA’s Blackjack Program, as well as Environmental Defense Fund’s MethaneSAT project.
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 2020 judging panel included, among others, writers from Barron’s, USA Today and Wired.
About Blue Canyon Technologies
Blue Canyon Technologies, Inc., (BCT) offers a diverse portfolio of innovative, reliable, and affordable spacecraft that enable a broad range of missions and technological advancements for the new space economy, reducing the barriers of space entry. BCT is currently supporting nearly 50 unique missions with over 90 spacecraft and has more than 90 satellites in production in their newly developed 80,000-square-foot facility in Boulder, Colorado.
BCT has supported missions for The U.S. Air Force, NASA, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and provided the Attitude Control Systems for the first interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully traveled to Mars. The company has been recognized with Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, 2019 Best in Biz, 2019 ColoradoBiz Made in Colorado Emerging Manufacturer Winner and the 2020 Tibbetts Award.