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Jul 14, 2015, 10:34 ET
This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before NASA's New Horizons spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto later today. The image was taken on July 13 from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager aboard the spacecraft, The color image has been combined with lower-resolution color information from the Ralph instrument built by Ball Aerospace.  This view is dominated by the large, bright feature informally named the "heart," which measures approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) across.

Ball Aerospace Congratulates the New Horizons Mission Team

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. salutes NASA, the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)...

Jul 02, 2015, 07:03 ET
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Ball Aerospace Delivers Optical Reference Flight Units to JPL for NASA's GRACE Follow-On Mission

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered key components to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for a laser ranging...

Jul 01, 2015, 07:05 ET
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Ball Aerospace's Ralph Is Ready for Historic Pluto Flyby

 The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Ralph camera aboard the New Horizons mission will provide the closest images we have ever seen of...

Jun 30, 2015, 18:24 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has powered on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite for the first time. The JPSS-1 is the nation's next polar-orbiting, environmental satellite, scheduled to launch in 2017. Powering on of the satellite is a key milestone to delivery. Following powering on, the satellite performed within specifications.

Ball Aerospace Powers on NOAA's JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has powered on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite for the first time. The JPSS-1 is the...

Jun 19, 2015, 15:31 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has promoted Steve Smith to vice president and general manager of its Systems Engineering Solutions (SES) business unit. Smith, currently the director of SES programs, will be responsible for all aspects of SES nationwide operations and contract performance. Ball Aerospace has a long history working with the U.S. Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and other clients to provide advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and...

Ball Aerospace's Steve Smith to Lead Systems Engineering Solutions

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has promoted Steve Smith to vice president and general manager of its Systems Engineering Solutions (SES)...

Jun 11, 2015, 07:07 ET
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Ball Aerospace to Partner with Arizona State University on Key Instrument for NASA's Europa Mission

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will support Principal Investigator Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University (ASU) to...

Jun 10, 2015, 07:07 ET
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Ball Aerospace TEMPO Pollution Monitoring Instrument Meets Major Milestone

 The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, developed by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is headed toward...

May 07, 2015, 07:05 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Vice President and General Manager for Strategic Operations Debra Facktor Lepore has been selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Lepore was inducted on May 6, 2015 with other new fellows and honorary fellows at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Lepore is the company's senior executive in the Washington, DC area and leads Washington operations, communications and strategic development. AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

Ball Aerospace's Facktor Lepore Named Fellow by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Vice President and General Manager for Strategic Operations Debra Facktor Lepore has been selected as...

Apr 27, 2015, 07:05 ET
The Ball Aerospace Joint Polar Satellite-1 being built for NOAA and NASA now hosts four of five instruments. The instruments will fly onboard the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite which is moving toward environmental testing by early 2016 with on-time delivery scheduled for late 2016, followed by launch scheduled for no later than the second quarter of 2017.

Nation's Next Polar-orbiting Weather Satellite Heads Toward Finish Line for Instrument Integration

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has integrated four of the five complex instruments that will fly onboard the nation's next...

Apr 21, 2015, 07:22 ET
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Ball Aerospace Hubble Space Telescope Science Instruments Shine a Light on the Universe's Origins for 25 Years

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, with seven instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., celebrates 25 years of dramatic...

Apr 17, 2015, 07:00 ET
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Ball Aerospace Earns Third Consecutive Boeing Supplier Award for High Performance Avionics

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been chosen as a Supplier of the Year for avionics performance three years in a row by The Boeing...

Apr 02, 2015, 11:44 ET
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Core Satellite's Microwave Imager (GMI) built by Ball Aerospace is on track to become the best calibrated radiometer in the GPM constellation. After performing flawlessly in its first year on orbit, GMI is setting the gold standard as the most accurately calibrated radiometer in the twelve-satellite GPM constellation.

Ball Aerospace Instrument Setting Gold Standard for Accuracy on Global Precipitation Measurement Mission

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Core Satellite's Microwave Imager (GMI) built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. under...

Apr 01, 2015, 07:05 ET
The Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument has achieved a major milestone. The Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed its critical design review. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible instrument designed to monitor trans-boundary pollution events for the Korean peninsula and Asia-Pacific region. It will be the first air quality sensor in geostationary orbit.

Ball Aerospace GEMS Instrument Passes Critical Design Review

 The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) under South Korea's National Institute of...

Mar 23, 2015, 17:21 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been recognized for its role on the Kepler mission as part of a team award from the National Air and Space Museum. The annual trophy recognizes both past and present achievements involving the management or execution of a scientific or technological project.Established in 1985, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum presents its annual trophy to recognize both past and present achievements involving the management or execution of a scientific or technological project, a distinguished career of service in air and space technology,

Kepler Mission Team Awarded Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Trophy

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been recognized for its role in confirming the age-old hope that planets and planetary systems are...

Feb 03, 2015, 14:59 ET
The Ball Aerospace-built radiometer for the NASA/NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral on February 8. The mission is designed to provide solar wind monitoring and forecasting and to aid scientists in measuring the energy exchange between the earth and sun.

Ball Aerospace Advanced Radiometer for NIST to Fly on DSCOVR Mission

 A Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. instrument aboard a mission designed to measure the irradiance from Earth's sunlit face is scheduled...

Jan 29, 2015, 07:03 ET
A Ball Aerospace technician prepares to integrate the Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) to the Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft.  OMPS and the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System are the first two of five instruments to be integrated to JPSS-1, the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite for NOAA and NASA, scheduled to launch in 2017.

Ball Aerospace Integrates Two of Five Instruments for JPSS-1

 Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1,...

Jan 22, 2015, 12:06 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has hired Michael Gazarik as Director for its Office of Technology on the Boulder campus effective March 2. Dr. Gazarik will lead the alignment of Ball's technology development resources with business development and growth strategies.

Ball Aerospace Names Michael Gazarik as Technology Director

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has hired Michael Gazarik as Director for its Office of Technology on the Boulder campus effective...

Jan 05, 2015, 11:00 ET
AIAA names Ball Aerospace Employees John Troeltzsch and Christopher Zeller as Associate Fellows

Ball Aerospace Employees Named Associate Fellows by AIAA

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. employees John Troeltzsch and Christopher Zeller have been selected as associate fellows of the...

Nov 21, 2014, 11:56 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is providing the phased array antennas and flight test cameras to prime contractor Lockheed Martin for Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 4. The Orion phased array antenna design leverages dozens of Ball phased array designs delivered for space, airborne, ground and marine applications.

Ball Aerospace Equips Lockheed Martin's Inaugural Orion Mission with Key Avionics and Antenna Hardware

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is providing the phased array antennas and flight test cameras to prime contractor Lockheed Martin for...

Nov 18, 2014, 17:29 ET
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Ball Aerospace Honored by NASA and U.S. Department of Interior with Pecora Award for OLI Imaging Instrument Aboard Landsat 8

 NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior have recognized the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. imaging instrument on Landsat 8 for...