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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 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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Surrey Subsidiary to Research Landsat Sensor Alternatives; Doug Gerull Comments

Surrey Satellite Technology US will conduct a study on sustainable land imaging reduced instrument envelope as an alternative to the current Landsat imaging sensors under a new contract from NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center. The Colorado-based subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. said Friday the six-month study will look into developing a smaller form factor …

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Exelis Providing NASA Software For Earth Monitoring Satellite; Jaye Lampe Comments

An ITT Exelis subsidiary is providing software to NASA for a satellite launched Monday to conduct research into agriculture, mapping, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education. Exelis Visual Information Solutions has provided the ENVI software for all previous Landsat program missions and has updated the program to extract metadata …

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