Tag Archives: Jim Oschmann

Ball Aerospace to Produce Optical Instrument for NASA’s Infrared Space Observatory

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace to produce an optical technology for a new space observatory designed to help scientists conduct research into dark energy, exoplanets and infrared astrophysics. The company said Wednesday it will build the Optical Mechanical Assembly for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope and support WFI integration and test efforts. Jim Oschmann, …

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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 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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Ball Aerospace Gets NASA Funding for CubeSat Infrared Radiometer Project

Ball Aerospace & Technologies will manufacture the Compact Infrared Radiometer in Space instrument for a CubeSat that will perform scientific research and support land use management for NASA‘s Earth science division. The company said Wednesday it received funding under the In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies program to build the CIRiS imaging radiometer for tests during …

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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 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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