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Launched Oct. 28, 2011, the Ball-built Suomi NPP satellite celebrates five years on-orbit.
Ball employees bring awareness to light pollution at the Night Sky Festival at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Ball engineer Penny Warren captivates students with Kepler discoveries at Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Ball Aerospace’s Casey Waggy Receives Society of Women Engineers Award
Three Ball Aerospace Engineers Elected AIAA Associate Fellows
Colorado Governor Proclaims 'Ball Day' to Commemorate Contributions by Ball Corporation and the 60th Anniversary of Ball Aerospace
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Fits a wide range of payloads
Whether you plan a commercial, defense or science mission, you can find a perfect fit in one of our integrated spacecraft buses. The Ball Configurable Platform (BCP) is a family of spacecraft designed for cost-effective, remote sensing applications. Built on a customizable, proven spacecraft design, the BCP accommodates a wide range of payloads, including optical applications with sub-meter resolutions and synthetic aperture radar.
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Small to large missions
Our spacecraft line includes: BCP 100, a perfect small satellite, offering rapid response to meet mission requirements; BCP 300, ideal for small operational and technology demonstration missions; BCP 2000, offering quick re-targeting and greater agility for Earth remote-sensing payloads; and BCP 5000, providing increased power, stability, agility, and data storage and transmission. The BCP 5000 spacecraft can reorient a satellite over a desired collection area in 4-5 seconds, compared to the typical 30-45 second timeframe. This agility allows for rapid targeting unmatched in the industry.
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We built & integrated all 3 spacecraft for DigitalGlobe, plus an atmospheric sounder
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