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  • Ball Aerospace turns over NOAA-20 weather satellite to NASA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 in November 2017 aboard United […] More

  • Ball Aerospace, Partners Prepare NOAA Polar Orbiting Weather Satellite for Nov. 10 Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Aerospace said Thursday. JPSS-1 was […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Tests NOAA Satellite for Environmental Factors; Jim Oschmann Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 the spacecraft, Ball Aerospace¬†said Friday. […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Near Test Phase for NOAA JPSS Satellite; Cary Ludtke Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Near Test Phase for NOAA JPSS Satellite; Cary Ludtke Comments

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies¬†is approaching¬†the environmental testing phase of its work on the National¬†Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s¬†Joint Polar Satellite System¬†after the integration of four out of the¬†satellite’s five instruments. The company said Monday¬†it has integrated the¬†Cross-track Infrared Sounder,¬†Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite,¬†Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir and¬†Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System with JPSS-1. […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Installs 2 Environmental Instruments on NOAA Spacecraft; Cary Ludtke Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Installs 2 Environmental Instruments on NOAA Spacecraft; Cary Ludtke Comments

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies has integrated two of five scientific payloads into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System. The company installed its Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir instrument and the Northrop Grumman-built Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System on the JPSS-1 spacecraft bus, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. The environmental satellite is […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Receives Northrop's CERES Instrument for Integration Into NOAA Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Receives Northrop’s CERES Instrument for Integration Into NOAA Satellite

    Ball Aerospace and Technologies¬†has received the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System¬†instrument¬†built by Northrop Grumman¬†for integration into the¬†Joint Polar Satellite System¬†beginning later this year. Ball Aerospace¬†said Thursday¬†that CERES¬†will help JPSS-1 support the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership‘s weather and climate measurement missions for¬†the¬†National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CERES is designed to measure thermal radiation and […] More

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