Three Colorado-based companies will celebrate the launch of a high-resolution commercial imaging satellite at a Colorado watch party hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
The watch party is open to the public and is included with a general admission ticket. DigitalGlobe, Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance (ULA) invite space enthusiasts and media to learn from local experts affiliated with each company and watch a live feed of the WorldView-4 launch, which will take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
This launch underscores the instrumental role Colorado plays in the global aerospace industry. At the watch party, representatives from each company involved in the project will discuss their roles in the mission, provide narration during the launch and host a post-launch Q&A session.
The party will also inspire the next generation of engineers and space explorers through hands-on activities aimed at fostering local students’ interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
This event will take place in the Space Odyssey exhibit at the Museum. The launch livestream and more information about WorldView-4 can be found here.
11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Steve Lee, Denver Museum of Nature & Science curator of planetary science
Presenters will include Deke Young, Senior Director of Product Management, and Rhiannan Price, Senior Manager of the Global Development Program, at DigitalGlobe, Joe Rickers, Director, Commercial Communications Programs at Lockheed Martin Commercial Space, and Amanda Kuker, Structural Engineer at ULA.
12:20 – 1 p.m.
WorldView-4 Launch Live Stream
1 – 1:30 p.m.
Audience Q&A with company representatives
STEM activity for local youth, coordinated by DigitalGlobe.