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2014-07-23 20:20:44

College interns from United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., K-12 students to launch the largest rocket in Colorado CENTENNIAL, Colo. and BOULDER, Colo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 students of all ages will put their rockets and payloads on display high above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, during the seventh annual Student Rocket Launch on Saturday, July 26. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO The launch will...

2014-07-10 12:21:10

BOULDER, Colo., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy Systems (CERES) instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), the nation's next generation polar-orbiting satellite, arrived at Ball on Tuesday, June 17. Integration of the JPSS-1 satellite will begin later this year. The CERES instrument is key to the continuity of long-standing weather and climate measurements currently provided by the...

2014-06-27 12:21:38

Ball-built spacecraft significantly expands DigitalGlobe's constellation capabilities BOULDER, Colo., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered the next-generation commercial remote sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe, to the launch facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The WorldView-3 satellite is slated to fly aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in mid-August for DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial...

2014-06-19 08:20:46

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Will Create First Motion Picture of Our Universe BOULDER, Colo., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will sit atop the 8,800 ft. tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile....

2014-05-20 20:20:28

MOIRE flight-like large aperture telescope components complete environmental tests to increase technology readiness level BOULDER, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed thermal vacuum environmental tests on critical components for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) telescope. Two sections of the primary mirror composite back structure and the structure...

2014-05-19 16:21:01

BOULDER, Colo., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has received a contract from NASA to build a High-spectral-Resolution-Lidar for Aerosols Winds and Clouds - Using the Optical Autocovariance Wind Lidar (HAWC-OAWL) to help scientists better understand how the wind transport of aerosols and water vapor affect air quality and cloud formation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO The existing OAWL technology has successfully flown...

2014-05-19 08:21:03

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign into law a bill that will help expand aerospace industry growth in Colorado. Gov. Hickenlooper will sign into law House Bill 1178 -- Sales & Use Tax Exemption for Qualified Property Used in Space Flight -- at the Colorado Space Coalition's exhibit on Tuesday, May 20 at the 30th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the premier gathering of the global space community. Given...

2014-05-07 08:20:57

BOULDER, Colo., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $23.9 million dollar firm-fixed-price contract for the Stalker long-range electro-optical infrared laser sensor system (SLREOSS) under a contract to the NATO Seasparrow Project Office. The contract includes $10 million in options for additional work. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140507/85191 The contract effort includes Stalker transition to production of the current...

2014-05-06 16:22:04

Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Project is the first to empower disabled drivers BOULDER, Colo., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) today demonstrated new human performance technologies that help quadriplegic former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt to safely drive a Corvette C7 'Stingray.' http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/85091 Ball and the AFRL are collaborating on the initiative known as the...

2014-05-05 08:20:48

BOULDER, Colo., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has announced several leadership changes in the company's Finance, Communications and Human Resources divisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO -- Bill Unger, vice president of Finance at Ball Aerospace, will join the Ball Corporation North American beverage packaging business as vice president, Finance. -- Alison Medbery, director of Project Controls at...


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