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Ball Aerospace Exhibits Weather Readiness at American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

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BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 11, 2016 – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. kicks off 2016 celebrating 60 years in the aerospace industry at the 96th annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting.

The 96th meeting of the AMS will draw more than 3,000 scientists, researchers, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water and climate community, January 10-14, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ball began as the Ball Brothers Research Corporation in 1956. For the past six decades, Ball Aerospace has served as a technology innovator for defense and civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

During the AMS conference, Ball Aerospace will highlight its weather-ready instruments currently in production, including the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS), one of five instruments aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), our nation’s next polar-orbiting weather satellite set to launch in 2017. Ball also built the trailblazer for JPSS, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership and its OMPS instrument which began Earth observations in 2011.

Ball is also building NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument to make revolutionary new air pollution measurements over North America, from Mexico City to Canada and from coast to coast; and a similar instrument called the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) under a commercial contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) for the National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment of South Korea.

Sunday, January 10:  Ball will participate in the very popular AMS Weather Fest, featuring free demonstrations and interactive experiments for weather enthusiasts of all ages.

Wednesday, January 13: Ball lidar research scientist, Sara Tucker, will be one of several presenters during the session, “Advances in Satellite Observations and Earth Science and Observing Technologies.” Tucker will detail Ball’s work on the Green-OWAL (GrOAWL) Airborne Demonstrator for the ATHENA-OAWL mission concept.
 
To learn more about Ball Aerospace during the AMS meeting, please visit us at booth #207.  If you are interested in interviewing Ball program experts during the show, contact Media Relations Manager Roz Brown at 720-581-3135.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. Ball continues to invest and innovate in affordable, high resolution imaging systems, contributing to the needs of civil, military and commercial customers.  For more information, visit http://www.ballaerospace.com/.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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