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Ball Aerospace Completes Testing on DigitalGlobe Satellite; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has performed internal environment assessments on a remote-sensing satellite the company developed for DigitalGlobe and designed to collect Earth imagery. DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 spacecraft features a Ball Aerospace technology that is built to monitor atmospheric conditions and photograph objects through haze, soot and dust, DigitalGlobe said …

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Ball Aerospace’s Joint Polar Satellite System Bus Goes Live; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has started to power the Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft bus, kicking off a nine-month integration and testing phase as the company prepares to deliver the spacecraft to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company said Monday the continuous power on-off cycle involves operating the satellite system with the electrical power and distribution and command …

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Ball Aerospace, Infoscitex Picked for Air Force Lethality R&D IDIQ

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. and Infoscitex will compete for task orders to perform research and development work in areas of warfighter lethality and combat survivability for the Air Force under a potential six-year, $60.1 million contract. The Air Force Research Laboratory received three offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract as the 711th Human …

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Ball Aerospace Tests NOAA Satellite Interoperability With SpaceWire; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has evaluated how a U.S. weather forecasting satellite platform could integrate with the spacecraft communication network SpaceWire. Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is a collaboration between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is designed to track global climate patterns, Ball Aerospace said Monday. The company …

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Ball Aerospace Integrates Imagery Sensor Into DigitalGlobe Satellite; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has wrapped up integration work on DigitalGlobe‘s commercial satellite that is built to collect high-resolution images of the Earth. The WorldView-3 will be the fourth satellite in DigitalGlobe’s remote-sensing constellation and is scheduled for launch this summer at Vanderberg Air Force Base, Calif., Ball Aerospace said …

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Ball Aerospace to Test Laser Weapons for Air Force

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has won a $9,133,111 contract to help the U.S. Air Force evaluate damage capabilities of laser weapons and target system vulnerabilities. The company is receiving $731,000 in fiscal 2013 research and development funds at the time of award for work under the Advanced Laser Effects Research program, the …

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Ball Aerospace Demos DARPA Telescope; Rob Strain Comments

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, …

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