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Programs

At Ball Aerospace, our commitment is to Go Beyond for customers, across missions, galaxies, platforms and markets. We play many roles – from prime contractor, to solutions provider, to systems integrator – delivering sensors, instruments, spacecraft, data services, aerospace products, and components for NASA, the DoD, Intelligence Community, U.S. Armed Forces, as well as commercial customers worldwide.

 

Programs A-Z

CALIPSO

We built the LIDAR instrument and communications for this climate study mission

CloudSat

We built this long-lasting spacecraft which is still providing data due to our innovations

DSCOVR

We helped build the NISTAR instrument for this mission measuring solar activity

EPOXI/Deep Impact

We were the prime contractor for this pioneering comet study mission

F-35 Lightning II

We designed and built the antenna suite technology for this next-gen fighter aircraft

GDPAA

We developed phased-array antennas & hardware to validate a new SATCOM approach.

GEMS

Our GEMS instrument will help monitor pollution over the Asia-Pacific Region

GMI

Our GMI instrument will provide highly accurate global precipitation measurements

GPIM

A Ball-led team will test the use of a new, green fuel on-orbit

Guardian

We provided the pointing technology for this anti-missile system

HiRISE

We built the instrument that is imaging Mars in living color like never before

Hubble Space Telescope

The stunning images of the last 25 years came from Ball-built instruments

JPSS-1

This next – generation weather satellite was built and integrated by Ball

JWST

Webb is the Earth’s largest space telescope. We designed its optical mirror system

K2/Kepler

Ball was the prime contractor on the exoplanet-hunting K2/Kepler missions

MOIRE

We developed a game-changing approach to building very large aperture telescopes

NEOWISE/WISE

After mapping the entire celestial sky, our WISE spacecraft is now hunting NEOs

New Horizons/Ralph

We built the Ralph instrument which sent back the highest resolution images of Pluto

OLI

We built several advanced LandSat sensors and cryocooler for the LandSat 8 mission

OMPS

The Ozone Mapping & Profiler Suite on S-NPP and JPSS-1 is a Ball-built instrument

Orion

Our antennas will help Mars-bound astronauts communicate back to Earth

SAGE

Our SAGE III instrument will help scientists monitor Earth’s pollution levels

SAM

Our human-machine interface technology allowed a quadriplegic to safely operate a car

SBSS

Our SBSS spacecraft helps ensure that America’s space assets are safe from harm

SBUV/2

Our SBUV/2 instruments helped discover the ozone hole above Antarctica in 1987

Seasparrow/Stalker

Our Seasparrow/Stalker systems help U.S. Navy ships detect threats at sea

Spitzer

Lasting well beyond its design life, Spitzer has unlocked secrets of our universe

STORRM

Our STORRM system will make docking and undocking to the ISS safer and easier

STP-SIV

Our common spacecraft design allows quick and affordable access to space

Suomi NPP

This Ball-built spacecraft provides accurate data for weather prediction models

TEMPO

Our TEMPO instrument will help monitor air quality over North America

Worldview

We built & integrated all 3 spacecraft for DigitalGlobe, plus an atmospheric sounder