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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...

2014-02-28 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...

2014-02-12 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)...

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...

2013-08-12 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...

2013-01-08 08:21:54

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed the delta Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. The four-day review was held Dec. 10-13, and included more than 100 representatives from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and JPSS instrument providers. The review team congratulated the JPSS-1 team for...

2013-01-07 08:21:02

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) recently added the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission 1 satellite to its growing list of global environmental missions. JPSS CGS now supports five domestic and international missions. With minimal enhancements and investments, JPSS CGS validates the efficiency of a common ground system. "Since being deployed for...

2012-11-08 08:21:49

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite built for NASA, marked one year on orbit, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121108/LA08510) Suomi NPP is the bridge to the next-generation U.S. civil polar-orbiting Earth-observation satellite system. It provides continuity of critical observations for accurate weather forecasting, reliable severe storm...

2012-08-15 20:14:34

NASA has selected the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) of Oslo, Norway, for combined data support services for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program. This is a firm-fixed price contract with a value of about $22 million, which includes one base year and four one-year options to extend performance. This contract permits usage of the Svalbard Satellite Station ground station and other NSC data services resources to support the JPSS Program requirements for three missions: Global...