Ball To Help Build Hosted Environmental Sensor


Boulder, Colo.-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. said Nov. 19 that it has been selected by NASA to help build an ultraviolet-visible spectrometer that will monitor major air pollutants across North America from geostationary orbit.

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VIDEO | Tour of the Intelsat 22 satellite with ADF Hosted Payload


PARIS — The government of Italy has agreed to assume control of a UHF-band military payload on board the Intelsat IS-27 satellite scheduled for launch in early 2013 following Intelsat’s failure to enlist U.S. Defense Department interest, according to industry officials.

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SBIRS Payload Passes Round of Ground Tests


Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems said Oct. 4 that it has completed payload integration and initial functional testing of a U.S Air Force missile warning payload that will fly on a classified satellite in a highly elliptical orbit, or HEO.

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New NASA Office Seeks Ideas for Hosted Asteroid Sensor


WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking industry ideas for an asteroid tracking sensor that would launch aboard a geostationary-orbiting satellite as soon as 2016 in what would be the agency’s third hosted payload mission.

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Northrop Grumman Joins Hosted Payload Alliance


Northrop Grumman Corp. said Aug. 9 that it has joined the Hosted Payload Alliance, an industry group formed in 2011 to promote awareness about the benefits of hosting government-funded sensors and other payloads on commercial satellites.

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U.S. Air Force Prepares Hosted Payload Contracting Vehicle


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force is setting up a contracting vehicle that will make it easier for the Defense Department to secure space aboard commercially owned satellites for so-called hosted payloads.

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NASA-NOAA Payload Added To Ball-built STPSat-3 Craft


Boulder, Colo.-based Ball Aerospace & Space Technologies said July 16 that the STPSat-3 spacecraft it built for the U.S. Air Force will now host five payloads — one more than originally planned — plus a deorbit module when it launches from Wallops Island, Va., in 2013 aboard a Minotaur 1 rocket.

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