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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...

Oct 20, 2014, 07:02 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Systems Engineer Homero Gutierrez has been honored by the Latinos in Science and Engineering professional society with its annual 2014 Experto T?cnico Award. A Ball employee since 1999, Gutierrez works on control system design, modeling and analysis for pointing systems within the company's Tactical Solutions business unit.

Ball Aerospace's Homero Gutierrez Honored by Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES)

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Systems Engineer Homero Gutierrez has been honored by the Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES*)...

Oct 15, 2014, 07:00 ET
The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016. GPIM's mission will validate a non-toxic fuel for future satellite missions, which could replace hydrazine and provide additional performance benefits.

Ball Aerospace Green Propellant Infusion Mission to Host Three Defense Department Space Experiments

 The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) will fly three Defense Department experimental...

Oct 06, 2014, 07:03 ET
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Program Manager Allison Barto will receive the Women in Aerospace Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions as Ball's program manager for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope program at the annual Women in Aerospace Awards ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies)

Ball Aerospace's Allison Barto Honored by Women in Aerospace

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Program Manager Allison Barto will receive the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Achievement Award for her...

Sep 19, 2014, 07:00 ET
NASA's Charles Elachi, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and John Grunsfeld, NASA's Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate congratulate Ball Aerospace's Marda Barthuli on her NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal for work on the CloudSat mission. (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies...)

Ball Aerospace's Marda Barthuli Receives NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal

 A more than 40-year employee of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected to receive the NASA Exceptional Public Service...

Sep 15, 2014, 12:29 ET
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Ball Aerospace Wins Five General Services Administration Prime Contracts

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded five contracts by the General Services Administration (GSA) through the One...

Sep 10, 2014, 17:04 ET
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Ball Aerospace Selected to Prime First Commercial Laser Communications Satellite Fleet

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by Laser Light™ Communications, LLC (Laser Light™) to be its prime contractor...

Aug 05, 2014, 13:32 ET
The Ball Aerospace, DigitalGlobe, Exelis and Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services team have successfully moved one step closer to launching the next-generation WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite.  Scheduled to launch on August 13, the WorldView-3 satellite was encapsulated within the rocket fairing on July 25. The payload fairing assembly is now at the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch pad and mated to the 57-meter tall Lockheed Martin Atlas V launch vehicle awaiting launch. (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies)

WorldView-3 Remote Sensing Spacecraft Ready for Launch

 The Ball Aerospace, DigitalGlobe, Exelis and Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services team have successfully moved one step closer to...

Jul 23, 2014, 20:02 ET
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Students to Launch the Future of Colorado Aerospace on Saturday, July 26

 More than 100 students of all ages will put their rockets and payloads on display high above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, during the...

Jul 10, 2014, 11:46 ET
The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy Systems instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System, the Nation's next generation polar-orbiting satellite, has arrived at Ball Aerospace for satellite integration. The CERES instrument is key for continuity of long-standing weather and climate measurements currently provided by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership mission launched in 2011. (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies...)

Ball Aerospace Takes Delivery of CERES instrument for the JPSS-1 Polar-orbiting Satellite

The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy Systems (CERES) instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Joint Polar...

Jun 27, 2014, 12:35 ET
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WorldView-3 Remote Sensing Spacecraft Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base for Mid-August Launch

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered the next-generation commercial remote sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe, to the...

Jun 19, 2014, 07:01 ET
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Ball Aerospace Selected to Build Lens Assembly for the LSST Camera

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore...

May 20, 2014, 21:18 ET
Ball Aerospace completed thermal vacuum and environmental tests on critical components for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) telescope.  Two sections of the primary mirror composite back structure and the structure deployment hinges successfully underwent environmental tests to simulate the temperature range and vacuum of a space environment. The DARPA MOIRE program is demonstrating the ability to decrease mass and costs of large imaging systems using lightweight diffractive membrane optics. (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies)

Ball Aerospace Completes Final Phase of DARPA MOIRE Telescope Program

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed thermal vacuum environmental tests on critical components for the Defense Advanced...

May 19, 2014, 16:41 ET
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Ball Aerospace Wins NASA Earth Science HAWC-OAWL Research and Development Contract

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has received a contract from NASA to build a High-spectral-Resolution-Lidar for Aerosols Winds and Clouds -...

May 07, 2014, 07:07 ET
Ball Aerospace has been awarded a $23.9 million dollar firm-fixed-price contract for the Stalker SLROESS system to project U.S. Navy ships. The NATO Seasparrow Project Office contract includes $10 million in options for additional work to significantly enhance the Navy's ability to detect, classify, identify and determine hostile intent of potential threats to its ships.  (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies Co)

Ball Aerospace Awarded Stalker Contract to Protect U.S. Navy Ships

 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $23.9 million dollar firm-fixed-price contract for the Stalker long-range...

May 06, 2014, 16:44 ET
Ball Aerospace and the U.S. Air Force demonstrate new human performance technologies at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.  The technologies have helped former quadriplegic IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt to safely drive a Corvette C7 'Stingray.' Ball and the AFRL are collaborating on the initiative known as the SAM Project, standing for "semi-autonomous motorcar" with Arrow Electronics, Inc., Schmidt Peterson Motor Sports and Falci Adaptive Motorsports.  Schmidt will officially demonstrate the SAM vehicle at speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this month. Ball Aerospace led the creation of the human-machine interface and the driver guidance system that are key elements of the SAM Project. (PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies Co)

Ball Aerospace and the U.S. Air Force Unveil Technologies that Revolutionize the Life of a Quadriplegic Race Car Driver

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) today demonstrated new human performance technologies...

May 05, 2014, 07:05 ET
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Ball Aerospace Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has announced several leadership changes in the company's Finance, Communications and Human Resources...

Apr 28, 2014, 11:41 ET
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Ball Aerospace-built CloudSat Spacecraft and CALIPSO Instrument Celebrate Eight Years on-orbit

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. today celebrates the eighth anniversary of on-orbit operations for the CloudSat and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and...

Apr 22, 2014, 10:59 ET
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Ball Aerospace Moving Ahead on TEMPO & GEMS Air Quality Sensors

Two powerful Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. air quality sensors are on their way to providing future environmental monitoring to support...