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Payload Operations Center

Cost-effective optical technologies

High value & quick response

To ensure the success of your mission, our Payload Operations Center co-locates a wide range of Ball engineering experts to deliver best value solutions. Our payload team leverages proven technologies in science and national security payloads developed over decades of experience. Our culture is to develop long-term, collaborative, badgeless programs with our customers.

Some of our more well-known payloads include the Ralph instrument on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, the Operational Land Imager aboard LandSat 8, all seven sensors aboard the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Based Space Surveillance mission payload.
Engineer with Ralph imager
The Ralph imager for New Horizons
High accuracy star tracker
High Accuracy Star Tracker
Our optical payload areas of expertise include detectors, focal plane arrays, laser/LIDAR sensors, high accuracy star trackers, high-reliability integrated circuits and more. We can take a concept design to a hardware prototype in 24 hours.

In addition to a wide range of payloads, we offer a complete line of customizable, affordable spacecraft with a track record of unparalleled reliability and value. Our grasp of your total mission objectives offers you a reliable, efficient and cost-effective path to mission success.

 
Electronic Product Center

Electronic Product Center

Fabricating custom circuit boards to complete avionics systems

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Detector Tech Center

Detector Tech Center

All-in-one custom sensor and focal plane design for complex instruments

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Instruments & Sensors

Instruments & Sensors

Delivering accurate data from all platforms in space, on land, in the air and at sea

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Contact Us

Get the details on how our Payload Operations Center can meet your costs & schedule

E: info@ball.com