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Ball Aerospace Receives Aerojet Rocketdyne-Built Green Propellant Propulsion Subsystem; Jim Oschmann Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has handed over a propulsion subsystem to Ball Aerospace & Technologies for integration with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft. The Aerojet Rocketdyne-built subsystem has five 1-newton thruster components and a propellant tank designed to carry the AF-M315E non-toxic fuel, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. Jim Oschmann, vice president and …

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Ball Aerospace Evaluates Air Quality Spectrometer Under NASA Program; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has finished the critical design review of an atmospheric pollution measurement tool that the company is developing for NASA under the agency’s Earth Venture Instrument program. NASA plans to integrate the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution instrument into a commercial satellite to measure Earth’s ozone, nitrogen …

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Ball Aerospace Ships Flight Units for NASA Spacecraft’s Laser Ranging System

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has provided laser frequency stabilization reference flight units to NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in support of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On space mission. The company said Thursday the flight units of the GRACE Follow-On spacecraft’s Laser Ranging Interferometer payload works to facilitate increased accuracy of measurement changes in Earth’s …

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Ball Aerospace Near Test Phase for NOAA JPSS Satellite; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies is approaching the environmental testing phase of its work on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System after the integration of four out of the satellite’s five instruments. The company said Monday it has integrated the Cross-track Infrared Sounder, Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir and Clouds and the Earth’s …

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Ball Aerospace Radiometer to Support Solar Energy Observation; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace and Technologies‘ Scripps NISTAR radiometer instrument will launch to space as part of the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission of NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The instrument will support the DSCOVR program in measuring irradiance on the Earth’s surface to study the planet’s exchange of energy with …

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Ball Aerospace Installs 2 Environmental Instruments on NOAA Spacecraft; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has integrated two of five scientific payloads into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System. The company installed its Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir instrument and the Northrop Grumman-built Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System on the JPSS-1 spacecraft bus, Ball Aerospace said …

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NASA Finds 1st Exoplanet with Ball Aerospace’s Kepler Spacecraft

NASA has discovered the first exoplanet with a repurposed version of the Ball Aerospace-developed Kepler spacecraft. Lead researcher Andrew Vanderburg studied data collected by Kepler in February during a K2 mission test in which the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo’s HARPS-North spectrograph took measurements that confirmed the new find, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. “Kepler …

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Ball Aerospace Delivers Camera, Antenna Systems for Orion Spacecraft; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has supplied four phased array antennas and three cameras for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft. Orion’s antenna system is comprised of more than 5,000 components and designed to transmit data and voice communications from the capsule’s liftoff until its splashdown, Ball Aerospace said Friday. The company …

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Ball Aerospace Tech Demo Mission to Fly 3 DoD Payloads

Ball Aerospace & Technologies and NASA will fly a set of experimental Defense Department scientific payloads on the planned Green Propellant Infusion Mission for 2016 under a $3.4 million payload integration contract. The company said Wednesday the DoD Space Experiments Review Board selected the Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight, Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer and Space Object Self-tracker payloads to …

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Executive Profile: Vonna Heaton, Ball Aerospace VP for Information and Intelligence Solutions

Vonna Heaton serves as vice president and lead executive for information and intelligence solutions at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. In this role, she is responsible for strategy and customer engagement for information services and related programs and opportunities. Prior to Ball Aerospace, Heaton served as special assistant to the deputy …

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Robert Brumley: Laser Light Taps Ball Aerospace to Help Analyze Optical Satellite System’s Design

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded a prime contract to provide design analysis services for Laser Light Communications‘s all-optical satellite system that will support space-based laser communications. Under the first-phase contract, Ball Aerospace will help complete eight out of 12 satellites in Laser Light’s constellation on medium Earth orbit, Ball Aerospace said Wednesday. …

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