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One-of-a-Kind Cryogenic Electronics Delivered By Ball Aerospace For NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
2013-07-18 12:14:06

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. cryogenic flight electronic boxes recently shipped to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for the James Webb Space Telescope are unlike any previously designed and manufactured. "Nothing was typical about this innovative solution," said Robert D. Strain, Ball Aerospace president. "To our knowledge, we are the only company that has ever created these kinds of electronics...

2011-05-30 10:00:00

DENVER, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented on-orbit maneuver, Commander Mark Kelly completed the first ever Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)-like approach to the International Space Station at 3:24 a.m. CDT today as part of the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM). The orbital rendezvous verified the successful operation of the MPCV's next generation docking sensor, which NASA has identified as a critical technology needed for future space...

2010-10-05 15:15:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft built by Ball Aerospace has captured an image of Comet Hartley 2, the comet that another of Ball's spacecraft - the Deep Impact Flyby - is scheduled to image on November 4. The Deep Impact mission accomplished its goal five years ago when the satellite's Impactor separated from the Flyby spacecraft and collided with deep-space comet Tempel 1, excavating material from the nucleus of the comet....

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2009-06-24 15:00:00

With the whoosh of compressed gas and the whir of unspooling wire, a team of Boulder scientists and engineers tested a new instrument prototype that might be used to detect groundwater deep inside Mars. The Mars Time Domain Electromagnetic Sounder (MTDEM) uses induction to generate electrical currents in the ground, whose secondary magnetic fields are in turn detected at the planetary surface. In this way, the electrical conductivity of the subsurface can be reconstructed. "Groundwater that...

2009-03-06 23:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 6/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Kepler spacecraft carrying the largest camera ever sent by NASA beyond Earth's orbit, successfully launched aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla./>, at 10:49 pm EST/>, on Friday, March 6, 2009/>. Ball Aerospace designed and built Kepler's photometer and spacecraft, employing expertise from its previous NASA missions including instruments for the Hubble and Spitzer...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.