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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...

2011-04-14 11:54:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has moved the NPOESS Preparatory Satellite (NPP) to the thermal vacuum chamber for final testing. NPP was lowered into Ball's chamber on March 2, 2011, to simulate the harsh rigors of space the satellite will encounter when it is launched in October 2011. Thermal vacuum testing is a major milestone for the NPP satellite with completion anticipated by May 1, 2011. (Photo:...

2011-02-13 09:02:47

The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite is undergoing flight environmental testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. The NPP satellite began environmental testing in November 2010 and has successfully completed vibration, acoustics and shock environments. In addition, the electromagnetic compatibility/electromagnetic interference testing was...

2010-09-24 10:37:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite has successfully completed its Pre-Environmental Review (PER) at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo., and will begin flight environmental testing in the upcoming weeks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-24 09:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has announced that the fully-integrated NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) weather satellite has successfully completed its Pre-Environmental Review (PER) on-schedule in advance of flight environmental testing. The launch is slated for October 2011, with a mission duration of five years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/LA70635) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100924/LA70635)...

2010-09-24 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. a contract for the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite. Procured by NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), JPSS-1 will ensure continuity of vital climate and weather data records. Ball Aerospace will be responsible for designing and building the JPSS-1...

2010-09-10 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colo., for the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the...

2010-07-22 16:02:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed integration and performance testing of the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) that will fly aboard NASA's National Preparatory Project (NPP) weather satellite. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100722/LA39445) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100722/LA39445) CrIS, an advanced infrared sensor built by ITT, is part of the five-instrument suite that will allow...

2010-07-22 15:45:00

GREENBELT, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The last of five instruments slated to fly on the upcoming NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite have been successfully integrated, according to NASA officials. The polar-orbiting satellite is scheduled to launch in late 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NPP satellite was a pre-cursor mission to the National...


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