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2012-03-13 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Suomi NPP satellite for NASA successfully completed its Satellite Acceptance Review with Goddard Space Flight Center on March 6, 2012. With completion of commissioning activities, operation of the Suomi NPP has now been turned over to a Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) team. Ball Aerospace designed and built the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite bus; the...

Ozone Suite On Suomi NPP Continues More Than 30 Years Of Ozone Data
2012-02-24 04:33:51

A new satellite instrument suite is now sending back detailed information about the health of the Earth's ozone layer, the shield that protects the world´s population from harmful levels of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The Ozone Mapper and Profiler Suite, or OMPS, is one of five new instruments flying aboard NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite (NPP), which was launched on Oct. 28, 2011. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National...

2012-01-24 06:56:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.'s Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) onboard the NPP satellite began collecting Earthview image science and solar calibration data on January 24, 2012. The OMPS data will provide information about the global distribution of ozone which will help determine if synthetic chemicals are affecting the Earth's climate and its habitability. Launched on October 28, 2011, OMPS is one of five instruments...

2012-01-23 06:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. expects to have initiated the procurement of the majority of avionics and electronics components required to build the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft bus by the end of March 2012. Ball Aerospace is leading the design and development effort for NOAA's JPSS-1 satellite, and building the JPSS-1 Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS). "In a challenging budget environment, Ball...

2011-10-28 08:15:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's NPP satellite built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. was successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit this morning at 2:48 PDT (5:48 EDT). NASA's first Earth-observing satellite to measure both global climate and key weather data lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Delta II rocket. NPP's five science instruments will make critical measurements to provide long-term climate...

Long-Awaited Earth-Observing Satellite Launching October 28
2011-10-27 06:31:40

NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Earth-observing satellite will finally be launched after a five-year delay on October 28. The $1.5 billion satellite will lift off on Friday aboard a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. NASA already has a fleet of satellites circling the Earth, but the new satellite is more sophisticated and carries five different types of instruments to collect environmental data. One of the satellite's main missions is to test key...

2011-10-26 10:14:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. NPP satellite is encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for liftoff from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base Space, October 28, 2011, at 2:48 PDT (5:48 EDT). A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ball_aerospace/ NPP is NASA's first Earth-observing...

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2011-08-08 12:12:51

The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. During the four-week NPP Compatibility Test 4 (NCT4), all segments of the ground system were assessed including active commanding of the satellite as well...

2011-05-24 08:40:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite has successfully passed all environmental testing with the recent completion of thermal vacuum testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The two months of testing verified that...

2011-05-17 15:18:00

BOULDER, Colo., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing for NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite to advance the spacecraft closer to a planned October 25, 2011, launch. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/LA03997) The two-month-long test, which concluded on April 27, verified that the NPP spacecraft and five-instrument suite meet requirements to function properly in a space-like...