News releases from Ball Aerospace
Ball Aerospace Delivers Pollution Monitoring Instrument to NASA
December 07, 2018
Ball Aerospace to Build Prototype Data Processing Framework for U.S. Air Force's FORGE Program
December 04, 2018
Prototype will visualize the time-critical processing performance in satellite ground systems, ensuring timely and reliable missile warnings, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence.
Ball Aerospace Team Receives NASA Group Achievement Recognition
November 13, 2018
Ball Aerospace recently received a Group Achievement Award from NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, recognizing the company for the innovative solution that enabled the...
Ball Aerospace Receives Exclusive License to Build Geiger-mode LIDAR Cameras for Defense and Aerospace Industries
September 10, 2018
Ball Aerospace has signed an exclusive license agreement to be the sole manufacturer of the Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GmAPD) light detection and ranging (LIDAR) cameras for the defense and...
A preliminary design review of NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) space-based astrophysics observatory was completed in late June at Ball Aerospace's Boulder, Colo. facility led by NASA's...
Ball Aerospace to Provide Airborne Methane Monitor to Denver-based Company Carina RST
August 06, 2018
Ball Aerospace today announced that it will provide airborne methane monitor sensors and data analytics tools, such as data visualization and processing capabilities, to Denver-based Carina RST, Inc....
Ball Aerospace Names Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space Business
July 16, 2018
Earlier today, Ball Aerospace announced that Jim Oschmann, vice president and general manager of the company's Civil Space strategic business unit, plans to retire from the company, effective Friday,...
ULA and Ball Aerospace Celebrate 10th Anniversary of STEM Program with Student Rocket Launch
July 09, 2018
Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Technology Detects Methane Leaks During Mobile Monitoring Challenge
June 18, 2018
Ball Aerospace demonstrated its methane remote sensing technology flying on board a piloted aircraft during the Stanford University and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Mobile Monitoring Challenge,...
Ball Aerospace Selected to Build Key Instrument Component for NASA's WFIRST Observatory
May 30, 2018
Ball Aerospace has been chosen to develop and build the Wide Field Instrument (WFI) Optical Mechanical Assembly (WOMA) for NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). WFIRST is a NASA...
Ball Aerospace Conducted Successful Evaluation of Testbed for DARPA's Hallmark Program
April 26, 2018
Ball Aerospace successfully completed the second of five evaluations of the Space Evaluation and Analysis Capability (SEAC) testbed it is developing for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and...
Ball Aerospace to Collaborate with Honeywell for Optical Communication DataLinks Products
April 16, 2018
Ball Aerospace is collaborating with Honeywell to develop and produce high-performance, high-reliability Optical Communication DataLinks that enable satellite operators to deliver affordable,...
Ball Aerospace Completes Hand Over of Next-Gen Weather Satellite JPSS-1 to NASA, NOAA
April 12, 2018
Ball Aerospace Emphasizes Commitment to Mission Partnerships and Innovation at 34th Annual Space Symposium in Colorado
April 11, 2018
From technology demonstrations to Class A national capabilities, Ball serves as a trusted mission partner to its customers, delivering affordable, innovative and resilient mission-level solutions to...
Ball Aerospace Showcases Phased Array Antennas, Optical Communications and Remote Sensing Capabilities for Commercial and Government Applications at SATELLITE 2018
March 09, 2018
Ball Aerospace is demonstrating how its decades of work for the U.S. government in civil, defense and intelligence applications is being applied to benefit commercial markets at this year's SATELLITE...
Ball Aerospace Teams with BAE Systems to Provide Advanced Network Communications for the U.S. Navy
February 27, 2018
Ball Aerospace will deliver multi-beam phased array antenna systems as part of a contract win by BAE Systems for the U.S. Navy Network Tactical Common Data Link (NTCDL) System.
Ball Aerospace Launches VizZen™ Software on AWS Marketplace
February 20, 2018
Ball Aerospace has launched VizZen™, a new commercial, off-the-shelf cloud-based content management and visual-data repository that is available for purchase on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. A...
Ball Aerospace delivered the TIRS-2 Flight Cryocooler for the Landsat 9 TIRS-2 instrument ahead of schedule to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Achieving this milestone early will allow GSFC...
Ball Aerospace's Thomas Kampe named SPIE Fellow
February 01, 2018
Dr. Thomas Kampe, a staff consultant at Ball Aerospace, has been recognized as a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. This year, SPIE will promote 71 new Fellows of the...
Ready for the next 60 Years: Ball Aerospace Continues to Invest in People, Infrastructure, Technologies
January 08, 2018
Since its founding in Boulder, Colorado, in 1956, Ball Aerospace has significantly increased its high-tech workforce, embarked on several infrastructure expansion projects and pioneered new...
Ball Aerospace's Laura Coyle On-Deck for Optical Society Ambassador
December 13, 2017
Dr. Laura Coyle, an optical engineer at Ball Aerospace, has been selected to serve as one of The Optical Society's (OSA) 2018 Ambassadors. As an ambassador, Coyle will join an international team of 10...
Ball Aerospace has been selected by the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to deliver the next-generation operational environmental satellite system, Weather System Follow-on –...
Better Data, Improved Forecasts, Ball-built JPSS-1 Successfully Launched
November 20, 2017
NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) successfully launched this morning at 1:47 a.m., PST, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Ten...
Ready for Launch, Ball Aerospace Completes Prep for JPSS-1 Satellite
November 09, 2017
NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) is encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle ready for lift off from Space Launch Complex-2W at...
Ball Aerospace Wins Aviation Week Program Excellence Award
October 27, 2017
Ball Aerospace has been awarded an Aviation Week Program Excellence Award for their work on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope cryogenic electronics system. The awards honor global aerospace and defense...
Ball-Built, Next-Gen Weather Satellite JPSS-1 Readies for Launch
October 26, 2017
Ball Aerospace and the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) team is currently preparing NOAA's next-generation polar orbiting weather satellite for launch at 1:47 a.m., PST on Nov. 10, 2017.
Ball Aerospace's Arnold "Chip" Barnes III and Michael O'Hara Elected AIAA Associate Fellows
October 11, 2017
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has recognized two Ball Aerospace employees with Associate Fellows designation for their notable contributions and leadership in furthering...
Ball Aerospace Completes Spectrometer Testing and Verification on NASA's TEMPO Program
September 21, 2017
The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, designed and built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, has completed spectrometer testing and verification.
Ball Aerospace Delivers the JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Site
September 05, 2017
Ball Aerospace Awarded Consecutive Top Performing Supplier Recognition by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
August 23, 2017
For the second consecutive year, Ball Aerospace was recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics as a Top Performing Supplier. This award identifies the top two percent of a supply base of 1,200 Lockheed...