Tag Archives: Landsat 9

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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Orbital ATK Completes 17-Year Support for NASA Earth Observation Satellite; Frank Culbertson Comments

Orbital ATK has concluded its support services for an Earth observation satellite the company built for NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center to aid the validation and development of satellite and instrument technologies. The company said Thursday NASA has decommissioned the Earth Observing-1 satellite  after a nearly 17-year mission that began in 2000. Orbital ATK …

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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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Ball Aerospace Selects Vanguard to Produce Landsat 9 Instrument Structures

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has selected satellite component manufacturer Vanguard Space Technologies to produce structures for the NASA Landsat 9 project to collect baseline data for a map of Earth’s land cover. Vanguard will make baseplate structural assemblies and mounting struts for the OLI-2 Instrument that consists of construction, attach points and metallic fits to …

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Ball Aerospace to Build 2nd Imaging Instrument for NASA’s Landsat 9

Ball Aerospace & Technologies will manufacture the second Operational Land Imager instrument for NASA‘s Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite under a potential six-year, $19.3 million sole-source letter contract. The company said Thursday it will build Operational Land Imager-2, which works to generate satellite imagery that will support studies on the impact of natural and …

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