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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...

2014-03-11 08:27:05

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), and Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited...

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...

2014-02-28 08:20:45

Raytheon to provide improved information assurance and faster data delivery to weather and environmental satellite program AURORA, Colo., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $185 million modification from NASA on its current Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) contract, which is intended to increase the capability and capacity of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) three satellites that support the JPSS...

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)...

2013-12-12 08:21:01

Critical instrument for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System enters integrated test cycle EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has manufactured and integrated all required subassemblies in completion of a major milestone for its second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft. The integrated sensor is now entering testing, on...

2013-12-03 08:20:55

First Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft on schedule for 2017 launch BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has achieved a pivotal milestone for assuring continuity of the nation's future weather and storm forecasting by completing the primary bus structure of the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS-1 is the follow-on in a series of next generation satellites and is scheduled for launch in early 2017. (Photo:...

2013-08-12 08:21:00

Key instrument for NOAA/NASA Joint Polar Satellite System to maintain continuity of weather monitoring data EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a contract from NASA to develop a Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft. This is the third VIIRS unit Raytheon has been contracted to build. JPSS is a joint program of NOAA and NASA...

NASA Used Suomi NPP Satellite To Monitor Oklahoma Tornado
2013-07-09 18:23:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When NASA climate scientists decided to monitor a storm system headed for Oklahoma in the middle of May, they probably weren't expecting to track one of the deadliest and most powerful tornadoes to ever hit the United States. The deadly EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 20, 2013 - ultimately killing 23 people and injuring 377. One of the NASA observers on that day was a previously planned calibration flight...

2013-04-12 08:20:24

BOULDER, Colo., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to perform risk reduction work on the next generation of microwave sounding and imaging instruments for the Weather Satellite Follow-on program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) Under a contract awarded by the Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, Ball Aerospace will investigate how to best achieve Department of...