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A satellite that Ball Aerospace built for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marked five years in orbit on Oct. 28. Ball Aerospace partnered with NASA“™s Goddard Space Flight Center to design and develop the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite that works to provide three-dimensional humidity and temperature data to the Defense Department […] More
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has transported a remote sensing spacecraft to a launch facility in California for DigitalGlobe“™s earth observations and geospatial data business. The new WorldView-3 satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where it is scheduled for launch on board a United Launch Alliance-built rocket in August, Ball Aerospace said Friday. […] More
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and South Korea“™s aerospace research body have started to build two air quality sensors that are intended to aid in environmental monitoring operations. The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution tool is being built to gather atmospheric pollution data across North America, Mexico City, Canadian tar and oil sands, the Atlantic […] More
A NASA spacecraft carrying a Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.-built weather radiometer has been placed in orbit to start measuring rainfall and snowfall levels across the world. The Global Precipitation Imager observatory satellite is spinning at 32 revolutions per minute and works to map global precipitation every three hours, Ball Aerospace said Tuesday. “GMI is […] More
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has tested new telescope technologies for an Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program which utilizes a lightweight polymer membrane. Ball deployed a 20-meter-diameter telescope in geosynchronous orbit using those technologies as part of DARPA“™s Membrane Optic Imager Real-time Exploitation program, Ball Aerospace said Friday. Rob Strain, Ball Aerospace president, said the […] More
A satellite Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. built for the Defense Department launched from Wallops Island, Va. Thursday for a mission to execute a rapid call-up. The STPSat-3 flew aboard an Orbital Sciences Minotaur I rocket to support the Operational Responsive Space-3 or Enabler Mission, the company announced Tuesday. “Standard interfaces allowed rapid satellite integration […] More
A Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.-built satellite has arrived at flight facility in Wallops Island, Va. that is intended for a U.S. Air Force space test mission. The Space Test Program Satellite-3 traveled at the Wallops Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I carrier and is scheduled for launch on Nov. 4, Ball Aerospace said Friday. Rob Strain, […] More
Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., will participate in a panel discussion on carrying out space missions in a budget-constrained environment at a space industry conference that kicked off Monday. The “Mission Assurance in a Budget-Constrained Environment” will take place on Wednesday at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Ball Aerospace […] More
A sensor built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. that launched in February has taken its first images for a mission to capture photos of coastal regions, polar ice, islands and continental areas. Ball Aerospace’s Operational Land Imager and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Thermal infrared sensor took photos of the Rocky Mountains and […] More
DigitalGlobe and Ball Aerospace executives have discussed with Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker the issues of an aerospace workforce and commercial satellite imagery regulations during a roundtable in Denver, Colorado. DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr and Ball Aerospace CEO Robert Strain also updated Sec. Pritzker on how the WorldView-3 satellite could work to meet various demands, […] More
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