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Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017

The defense sector trade group Aerospace Industries Association has elected new members its executive board of governors for 2017 that includes at least 20 government contracting industry leaders. AIA said Thursday Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was chosen to serve as the association’s chairman of the board and Raytheon chief executive Thomas Kennedy was elected …

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NOAA-NASA Team’s Ball Aerospace-Built Environmental Satellite Marks 5 Years in Orbit; Rob Strain Comments

A satellite that Ball Aerospace built for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marked five years in orbit on Oct. 28. Ball Aerospace partnered with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to design and develop the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite that works to provide three-dimensional humidity and temperature …

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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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Bill Toti: Industry Team to Provide Warfighter Readiness, Training Research for Air Force Research Lab

A team of contractors led by an L-3 Communications division will deliver warfighter readiness and training research services to the U.S. Air Force under a seven-year, $200 million contract awarded in April. L-3 Link Simulation and Training will collaborate with Cubic‘s global defense unit, Ball Aerospace and Leidos to develop technology that will work to create wide-spectrum readiness features, …

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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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Harris, NASA Complete Webb Telescope Mirror Installation; Bill Ochs, Gary Matthews Comment

NASA and industry partner Harris Corp. have completed their work to install the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.-built primary mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of its scheduled launch in 2018. The space agency said Thursday Harris installed Webb’s 18 mirrors with the final one in place Wednesday and will also …

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