Ball Aerospace Completes Construction of JPSS-1 Bus

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In addition to the JPSS-1 bus, Ball is building one of the satellite’s five main sensors, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite.

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Profile | Robert Strain, President, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Taylor Stepping Down as Ball Aerospace Chief Exec

Ball Aerospace Sends NASA Electric Demo Proposal

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has submitted a mission concept study to NASA for demonstrating solar electric propulsion technologies in space, the Boulder, Colo.-based company said in a May 16 press release.

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Ball Aerospace Taps Emcore for Satellite Solar Arrays

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Emcore Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., said April 16 that it was awarded a $6 million contract by Ball Aerospace & Technologies to design, manufacture, test and deliver solar panels for a new classified spacecraft the Boulder, Colo.-based company is building.

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NASA’s Goddard Director Leaving for Ball Aerospace
Ball Aerospace Helping U.S. Military Create ‘Dream’ Spy Telescope [Space.com]
Profile: Cary W. Ludtke, Vice President and General Manager of Civil and Operational Space Programs, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Final NPP Sensor Delivered to Ball Aerospace
NASA To Tap Ball Aerospace for NPOESS Preparatory Project Clone

David L. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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Revenue has been relatively flat for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.’s core space hardware manufacturing business, but that could change significantly in the next couple of years depending on key U.S. government decisions and the ability of mobile satellite services operator Iridium to secure financing for its next-generation constellation.

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Ball Aerospace Tapped for Naval Oceanography Satellite

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. was awarded a U.S. Navy contract that could be worth as much as $500 million if the service opts to proceed with construction of a new ocean-altimetry satellite, according to an April 14 Defense Department announcement.

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Ball Aerospace Installs VIIRS Sensor Aboard NASA Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace in Line for $2.7M POES Extension

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The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intends to award a $2.7 million, sole-source contract to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. to continue providing technical support for instruments it built for the nation’s polar-orbiting weather satellites, according to a March 4 posting on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

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Government Focus Bounces Ball Aerospace Higher

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While being overshadowed by its parent company's much larger metal and plastic packaging business, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has quietly improved its performance across the board over the last four years.

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Ball Aerospace Wins Landsat Instrument Contract

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