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Ball Aerospace Named Tier 1 Supplier on USAF Superior Supplier Incentive Program

Ball Aerospace has ranked as a Tier 1 supplier in the U.S. Air Force‘s Superior Supplier Incentive Program for 2016 in recognition of the company’s work as a prime contractor for the military branch. This is the first time the company qualified for the Air Force’s annual ranking, which evaluates contractors based on three years of contractor performance …

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ULA-Ball Aerospace-Space Foundation Team Launches Student, Intern-Built Rockets & Payloads

United Launch Alliance, Ball Aerospace and the Space Foundation have sponsored the launch of two rockets built by ULA interns with payloads that Ball interns and Colorado K-12 students created. ULA — a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin — said Sunday the event included efforts to launch the 50-foot-tall Future Heavy and 10-foot-tall Genesis rockets to simulate real-life …

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Ball Aerospace Eyes New Maryland Office for Cyber Business Expansion

Ball Aerospace and Technologies plans to open a new office in Columbia, Maryland  this summer as part of expansion initiatives after the company completed its acquisition of specialized engineering cyber services provider Wavefront Technologies. The company said Tuesday it seeks candidates from various fields such as systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity, intelligence analysis and computer science to join …

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Ball Aerospace, World View Collaborate to Use Balloon Flight Platform for Remote Sensing

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has entered a partnership with World View to test the latter’s Stratollite above-earth balloon vehicle for remote sensing applications. The collaboration will involve a long-duration Stratollite flight to explore the possible commercial applications of remote sensing, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. Debra Facktor Lepore, Ball Aerospace vice president and general manager of strategic operations, …

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Ball Aerospace to Design NASA Landsat-9 Cryocooler

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has received a $18.2 million contract to design, test and deliver a cryocooler for NASA’s Landsat-9 spacecraft. Ball Aerospace will build two stages of cooling materials into the Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 instrument Cryocooler, NASA said Tuesday. The first cooling stage will be for a layer …

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Ball Aerospace Tests NOAA Satellite for Environmental Factors; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has started to test a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather prediction and environmental monitoring satellite in a simulated setting. The Joint Polar Satellite System satellite will undergo a series of acoustic, vibration, and electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility tests at a facility Boulder, Colorado where the company built …

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NASA Completes Environmental Tests on Ball Aerospace-Made Spacecraft for Green Propellant Demo Mission; Chris McLean Comments

NASA has completed a series of environmental and functional tests on software and systems in a Ball Aerospace & Technologies-built spacecraft designed to demonstrate a green propellant alternative to hydrazine. The space agency plans to launch in 2017 the Ball Configurable Platform-100 small satellite in an effort to carry and demonstrate …

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Ball Aerospace Selects Vanguard to Produce Landsat 9 Instrument Structures

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has selected satellite component manufacturer Vanguard Space Technologies to produce structures for the NASA Landsat 9 project to collect baseline data for a map of Earth’s land cover. Vanguard will make baseplate structural assemblies and mounting struts for the OLI-2 Instrument that consists of construction, attach points and metallic fits to …

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NGA Eyes Cloud Transition Contract Award to Ball Aerospace

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency plans to award Ball Aerospace & Technologies a one-year, sole-source contract to provide design and development support for NGA’s Accelerated Cloud Transition program. NGA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday the contract covers data tagging support for the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise’s GovCloud platform …

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Ball Aerospace to Build 2nd Imaging Instrument for NASA’s Landsat 9

Ball Aerospace & Technologies will manufacture the second Operational Land Imager instrument for NASA‘s Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite under a potential six-year, $19.3 million sole-source letter contract. The company said Thursday it will build Operational Land Imager-2, which works to generate satellite imagery that will support studies on the impact of natural and …

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Ball Aerospace Gets NASA Funding for CubeSat Infrared Radiometer Project

Ball Aerospace & Technologies will manufacture the Compact Infrared Radiometer in Space instrument for a CubeSat that will perform scientific research and support land use management for NASA‘s Earth science division. The company said Wednesday it received funding under the In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies program to build the CIRiS imaging radiometer for tests during …

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Ball Aerospace Integrates ‘Green’ Propulsion Tech on BCP-100 Spacecraft Bus; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has completed the integration of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion subsystem into a small satellite Ball is building for NASA‘s Green Propellant Infusion Mission. NASA aims to launch the Ball Commercial Platform-100 spacecraft equipped with Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Green Propellant Propulsion System into orbit next year, Ball Aerospace …

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