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2014-04-08 08:20:22

Mid-August Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Anticipated for Newest Addition to DigitalGlobe Constellation BOULDER, Colo., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed a series of environmental tests on WorldView-3, the next generation commercial remote-sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA00179 The satellite and its...

2014-03-31 08:20:34

Critical engine technology validates green propellant advantages over hydrazine BOULDER, Colo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Aerojet Rocketdyne exceeded the technical range objective for the main thruster that will fly aboard the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). This mission will demonstrate in a space environment, a "green" propellant known as AF-M315E, to replace the highly toxic hydrazine and complex bi-propellant systems...

2014-03-17 08:21:25

BOULDER, Colo., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has applied power to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft bus for the first time, a significant milestone for achieving on-time delivery to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a planned early 2017 launch. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Power-on is the first time that the spacecraft bus is operated as a system with the core...

2014-03-06 08:20:58

BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. planet hunting Kepler Mission completed five years of operations today since its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on March 6, 2009. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Kepler is the first NASA mission to find Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone, the region in a planetary system where liquid water can exist on the surface of an orbiting...

2014-03-04 20:20:19

BOULDER, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager started to spin at its normal rate today and collect science data on Earth's rain and snowfall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Launched aboard NASA's GPM Core Observatory on February 27, GMI's electronics have been turned on and all seven launch restraints released, deploying the instrument. GMI, a...

2014-02-27 16:21:33

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) successfully launched on NASA's GPM Core Observatory satellite from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 1:37 p.m. EST on Feb. 27, 2014. The satellite flew onboard an H-IIA launch vehicle. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Built for NASA, Ball's GMI is a multi-channel, conical-scanning microwave radiometer that...

2014-02-24 08:20:41

Antennas to enable astronaut crew communications on future missions BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered four phased array antennas to Lockheed Martin and NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the inaugural test flight of the Orion spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) The Ball-built antennas are the primary means of voice, data and video communications for the astronaut crew for the...

2014-02-12 08:20:57

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $5.8 million contract from the Defense Weather System Directorate at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif., for the production of the Ion Velocity Meter (IVM) under the U.S. Air Force Space Situational Awareness Environmental Monitoring program to fly aboard COSMIC-2, the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate-2. (Logo:...

2014-02-03 08:20:34

Joint Polar Satellite System-1 SpaceWire Network Tested BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed the SpaceWire Inter-operability Test for the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite and has begun spacecraft bus integration. Ball will power-up the spacecraft for the first time later this month as build progresses toward an early 2017 launch. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/LA56936)...

2014-01-30 12:21:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Disk Detective is NASA's largest crowdsourcing project whose primary goal is to produce publishable scientific results. It exemplifies a new commitment to...