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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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Ball Aerospace, DigitalGlobe, Exelis, Lockheed Prep WorldView-3 Satellite for Launch

A commercial launch services team of Ball Aerospace & Technologies, DigitalGlobe, Exelis and Lockheed Martin has completed payload fairing assembly work on the WorldView-3 remote sensing satellite ahead of its scheduled launch next week. Ball said Tuesday the DigitalGlobe Earth observation satellite will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base via the Atlas V launch vehicle to provide high-resolution …

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Ball Aerospace-Made Orbiter Camera Spots Gully Formations on Mars’ Surface

NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted gullies on the Red Planet by using a high-resolution imaging science experiment camera that is built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. U.S. scientists examined images captured by the spacecraft’s HiRISE optical system and found that Martian gully formations occurred during seasonal carbon dioxide …

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Ball Aerospace Receives Northrop’s CERES Instrument for Integration Into NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System instrument built by Northrop Grumman for integration into the Joint Polar Satellite System beginning later this year. Ball Aerospace said Thursday that CERES will help JPSS-1 support the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership‘s weather and climate measurement missions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CERES is designed …

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Ball Aerospace Delivers New Remote Sensing Satellite for DigitalGlobe; Rob Strain Comments

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 …

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Boeing, Ball Aerospace Join Northrop in USAF GPS Satellite Research Program

Boeing and Ball Aerospace & Technologies have won contracts worth $4.5 million and $2.2 million, respectively, to develop L-band radio frequency power amplifiers for GPS satellites, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the technology is intended to make the satellites more compact and power efficient as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory …

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Ball Aerospace Remote-Sensing Satellite for DigitalGlobe On-Track for August Launch

The remote sensing satellite built by Ball Aerospace for DigitalGlobe has cleared a series of environmental testing, taking it a step closer to a possible launch in mid-August. The WorldView-3 satellite completed thermal vacuum, acoustin, vibration and pyro-separation testing, Ball Aerospace announced Tuesday. The satellite will also undergo electromagnetic interference …

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Ball Aerospace Concludes Tests for DARPA Telescope Program; David Kaufman Comments

Ball Aerospace has performed the final environmental tests for parts of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s telescope program. The  Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation telescope completed the thermal vacuum evaluations for two sections of its primary mirror composite back and hinge structures, Ball Aerospace said Tuesday. “By retiring risk …

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Ball Aerospace to Ship DigitalGlobe Satellite for August Launch

Ball Aerospace & Technologies expects to deliver a commercial Earth-observing satellite at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in June, approximately two months ahead of the spacecraft’s scheduled launch in August. The company said Tuesday that it is close to completing post-environmental baseline tests and ground segment assessments on DigitalGlobe‘s WorldView-3 remote …

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Ball Aerospace to Install Lockheed Earth Radiation Measuring Instrument on NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will integrate a Lockheed Martin-built instrument designed to measure global energy balance into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System. Lockheed designed the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System to provide environmental data for forecasting seasonal climates and the instrument is scheduled to …

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