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Ball Aerospace Completes Second Testbed Assessment Under DARPA’s Hallmark Program

Ball Aerospace has completed the second of five assessments on a space system testing platform being developed for the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company said Thursday it demonstrated the open and development approach for the Space Evaluation and Analysis Capability testbed through DARPA’s Hallmark program. “To …

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Ball Aerospace turns over NOAA-20 weather satellite to NASA

Ball Aerospace has handed over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s first Joint Polar Satellite System to NASA after the completion of a satellite acceptance review. The company said Thursday the acceptance review showed that the JPSS-1 weather satellite, which now operates as NOAA-20, satisfied on-orbit requirements. Ball Aerospace-built NOAA-20 launched …

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Ball Aerospace to Provide Antenna Systems for BAE Systems’ Navy Network Effort

BAE Systems has selected Ball Aerospace to provide multi-beam phased array antenna systems in support of the former’s contractual effort to build a Network Tactical Common Data Link System for the U.S. Navy. A Ball-made Ku-band phased array antenna suite will be used as components for the NTCDL system that is being designed to support high-bandwidth communications …

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NASA Receives Ball Aerospace-Built Cryocooler for Landsat 9 Satellite Instrument

Ball Aerospace has built and delivered a flight cryocooler for the thermal sensor instrument of an Earth observation satellite that NASA aims to launch in December 2020. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland received the Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 cryocooler ahead of a scheduled instrument integration and test, Ball Aerospace said Wednesday. The cryocooler is …

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Ball Aerospace Gets Air Force Weapon Cybersecurity Contract Modification

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has received a $47.9 million contract modification to develop tools, methods and techniques for the U.S. Air Force to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in weapon systems. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will provide research and development services intended to help the military branch secure weapons against cyber attacks. …

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Ball Aerospace, Partners Prepare NOAA Polar Orbiting Weather Satellite for Nov. 10 Launch

Ball Aerospace and other Joint Polar Satellite System-1 team members are preparing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar orbiting weather satellite for a scheduled Nov. 10 launch. The JPSS-1 team pressurized the propulsion system, fueled the satellite, cleaned the spacecraft and finished a final thermal blanket closeout in preparation for launch, Ball …

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Ball Aerospace Performs Spectometer Testing, Verification on Air Quality Measurement Tech

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has conducted spectometer testing and verification activities on an instrument built to measure air quality across North America. NASA selected the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution technology as the first Earth Venture instrument to measure levels of nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide and aerosols in the …

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Ball Aerospace Brings NOAA Weather Satellite to Vanderberg AFB Launch Site

Ball Aerospace has transported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s polar orbiting weather satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of the platform’s scheduled launch on Nov. 10. The company said Tuesday it delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 following a pre-ship review at Ball’s Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturing facility. JPSS-1 is …

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Ball Aerospace Concludes Instrument Study for NASA Wide Infrared Survey Telescope Project

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has completed a six-month study on the wide field instrument for a NASA observatory that seeks to support the agency’s astrophysics research mission. The company said Monday it examined WFI technology and scientific requirements for NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope currently under development as a follow-on project to the James Webb Space Telescope. WFIRST …

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Ball Aerospace to Build Cryostat for NASA-Funded Interstellar Observatory; Jim Oschmann Comments

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace & Technologies to design and develop a cryostat for a science mission that aims to measure emissions from the interstellar medium and study the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way. Ball Aerospace said Thursday it will build the cryostat to generate a temperature-controlled for detectors of the University of …

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Ball Aerospace, Spire Partner to Help NGA Develop Arctic Maritime Traffic Monitoring Platform

Ball Aerospace and Spire Global will collaborate to support a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency project that seeks to increase maritime domain awareness in the Arctic region through the use of technology. Both companies aim to develop a data collection and analysis platform that will work to help the agency monitor the activity of vessels …

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NASA Taps Ball Aerospace for Suomi NPP Satellite Engineering Support Contract

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has received a potential five-year, $9.5 million contract from NASA to continue to provide sustaining engineering support services for the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability satellite. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a minimum task ordering value of $50,000 and covers engineering services to the National Oceanic …

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