Ball Aerospace to Continue Operating Air Force Satellite; David Taylor Comments

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will continue to operate a series of satellites that provide interfacing to the Air Force for an additional year.

The company announced Friday it will continue to provide space vehicle support to the STPSat-2 spacecraft through Feb. 1, 2013.

Ball Aerospace CEO and President David Taylor said the satellite demonstrates collaboration between the company and the Air Force. 

The STPSat vehicle completed an experimental mission on Jan. 31 and demonstrated compliance with Air Force standards during its first year on-orbit. 

The satellite launched Nov. 19 ,2010 and currently has three operational payloads.

The company said the satellite supports a variety of experimental and risk reduction payloads at varying orbits. 

The satellite is also compatible with multiple launch vehicles and can carry up to four independent payloads that have separate power sources and data interfaces. 

The firm said it has completed production of an identical spacecraft, STPSat-3, which will be launched in 2013 aboard a Minotaur I.

Ball Aerospace also recently installed a set of auxiliary mirrors for the Northrop Grumman-built James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to undergo the next phase of testing in May.  

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