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A Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. land imaging instrument launched into space Monday for a NASA–U.S. Geological Survey satellite program to observe spectral data in infrared bands. United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, launched the eighth Landsat Data Continuity Mission on an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force […] More
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has built a new manufacturing center for building satellites under contracts from NASA and the Defense Department. The company said it completed a 90,000-square-foot expansion project at its integration facility in Boulder, Colo., finishing work that started in 2005. This expansion complements another expansion project in Westminster, Colo. that finished […] More
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has wrapped up performance tests of a subsystem for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope under a contract with Northrop Grumman. Ball said it is the principal subcontractor to Northrop for the telescope’s optical technology and mirror system and has tested the aft-optics subsystem since May 2012. NASA will integrate the mirrors […] More
A Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. team has reviewed the design of a weather monitoring satellite for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company said it reviewed the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft before more than 100 representatives from the agencies and instrument providers for the JPSS-1 spacecraft. Completing the review means the […] More
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp has integrated four new payloads and a spacecraft de-orbit module into the STPSat-3, according to a company statement.    “With a build time of 47 days for STPSat-3 and 18 days for integration, our spacecraft bus continues to demonstrate its rapid production and deployment capability,“ said David Taylor, Ball Aerospace president and […] More
Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. presented an F-35 cockpit demonstrator Wednesday at Ball Aerospace’s antenna manufacturing facility in Westminster, Colo. Ball Aerospace said in a release attendees were able to test the cockpit in a simulator that provides a look at the jet’s sensor fusion technology and  computers. The company makes communications […] More
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will carry five payloads and a de-orbit module onboard a spacecraft the company will launch in 2013, the company announced Tuesday. President and CEO David Taylor said in a release the company built the STPSat-3 spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force in 47 days. He added the vehicle will carry […] More
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 […] More
ATK provided hardware to both a Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture for a Monday rocket launch and for a satellite the rocket carried into space. The United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket carried an ATK composite heat shield and propellant tank and the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite carries ATK hardware as well, ATK said Tuesday. […] More
Oceana Energy Company and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division have collaborated to develop and test a hydrokinetic device intended to supply power in coastal communities. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday Carderock and Oceana produced the in-stream hydrokinetic device that works to gather ocean currents, tides or river flows as part of a cooperative research-and-development agreement signed in 2006. The device […] More
Deloitte and NASA‘s Johnson Space Center will sign strategic alliance agreement Thursday to provide risk management tools and services to the oil and gas industry. NASA aims for the partnership to update systems use to manage risks for missions in harsh and remote environments, the space agency said Thursday. The organizations intend to jointly offer […] More
The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. built satellite, NASA’s NPP, has been successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit, lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Delta II rocket early this morning. This is the first Earth-observing satellite built to measure both global climate and key weather data. Ball Aerospace built the BCP 2000 satellite bus […] More
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