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  • Above and Beyond

    Above and Beyond

    Designed to measure ozone, a Ball instrument is also contributing to long-term climate and air quality measurements. On board NASA’s Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) spacecraft, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) is an instrument designed to measure ozone and how ozone concentration varies with altitude. But it’s doing much more.

  • BIRST Team Aims for World Record

    BIRST Team Aims for World Record

    At Ball we don’t build rockets. Instead, we build the spacecraft and the instruments that are launched from the rocket. And that’s where the fun begins for the large group of interns who join us each summer.

  • Beyond Earth Day Every Day

    Beyond Earth Day Every Day

    Pioneering discoveries that move Earth science forward

    Every day, Ball Aerospace technologies are delivering the critical Earth science data policy makers, stakeholders and scientists need to better understand our world. Learn more about the new technologies Ball is developing to advance Earth science.

  • Star-Crossed Telescope

    Star-Crossed Telescope

    The Story Behind Fixing Hubble's Vision

    Starting in the late 1970s, the Hubble Space Telescope became a Ball focus.The company’s 20-year relationship with NASA Goddard, which managed the Hubble program, paved the way. Ball engineers came to understand the space telescope as few did.

  • Christmas in July

    Christmas in July

    Gifts from Mysterious Pluto

    Dr. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., waited a long time for the New Horizons spacecraft to fly by Pluto on July 14. He has worked on this project in one form or another for 26 years. Learn about the discoveries and history of this groundbreaking program.

  • Sharp-Eyed Spacecraft Showcases New Tech

    Sharp-Eyed Spacecraft Showcases New Tech


    What do you know about remote sensing? Maybe you’ve heard people say while looking at their smart phone, “That’s a Google image.” O.K., that’s partly right. The Google search engine has provided the user image. Google, however, doesn’t have satellites in space to capture images.