CloudSat/CALIPSO

CloudSat/CALIPSO

Sister satellites CloudSat and CALIPSO are giving us our first 3D views of clouds and airborne particles called aerosols. These views help scientists understand how clouds and aerosols affect our weather, climate and air quality. Visit NASA’s CALIPSO learning page and Colorado State University’s CloudSat education page for more learning resources.

CloudSat/CALIPSO Coloring Page

Download to color your own CloudSat and CALIPSO spacecraft.
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CloudSat Paper Model

Build your own CloudSat spacecraft model. Print on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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EPOXI/Deep Impact

EPOXI/Deep Impact

The EPOXI and Deep Impact missions provided close-up comet images and data for both scientists and the general public. Visit the EPOXI education page and the Deep Impact education page for more learning resources.

Deep Impact Basic Paper Model

Build your own Deep Impact with the telescopes and impactor pictured. Print on cardstock.
 
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Deep Impact Coloring Page

Your first look inside a comet! Download and color the Deep Impact mission.
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Deep Impact Detailed Model

Build your own model with 3D parts and a removable impactor. Print on cardstock.
 
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Deep Impact Mini-Poster

A smashing success! See the comets up close in this trio of mini-posters.
 
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Impactor Model

Create a model of the impactor, which collided with comet Tempel 1. Print on cardstock.
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Global Precipitation Measurement-Microwave Imager

Global Precipitation Measurement-Microwave Imager

Our Microwave Imager (GMI) for NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission measures small particles of ice, snow and rain from space! Visit  NASA’s precipitation education page for more learning resources.

GMI Coloring Page

Download this PDF to color your own Global Precipitation Measurement - Microwave Imager.
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GPM & GMI Handout

Learn more about this cool mission.
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Building GMI Animation Text

Read details on GMI’s components
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Building GMI Handout

Get a glimpse of GMI’s build, test and launch. Print on 11x17 in. paper and fold.
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GMI Mini-Poster

Print your own poster of our global precipitation measuring instrument.
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Building GMI Animation

View this short animation that shows how GMI was built.

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Green Propellant Infusion Mission

Green Propellant Infusion Mission

Our Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft is testing a safer, more efficient fuel for NASA. Visit NASA’s BEST Activity Guide for more learning resources.

GPIM Coloring Page

Add some color to the GPIM satellite with this downloadable coloring page.
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GPIM Easy Paper Model

Build this easy GPIM model and hang it in your room. Print on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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GPIM Mini-Poster

Download your own mini-poster about this Ball-developed spacecraft.
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GPIM Detailed Paper Model

Construct a detailed GPIM paper model with this kit.
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Green Fuel Mini-Poster

This mini-poster highlights safer, cleaner fuel for spacecraft.
 
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High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment

High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment

The Ball-built High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) produces the highest resolution images of Mars ever seen. Visit the HiRISE outreach page for more learning resources.

HiRISE Coloring Page

Add some color to the Ball-built HiRISE flying aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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HiRISE Paper Model

Build your own HiRISE model. Print on cardstock.
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Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope

Ball has designed and built seven science instruments for Hubble, enabling its groundbreaking space images and discoveries. Visit NASA’s Hubble learning page for more learning resources.

Hubble Coloring Page

Download this PDF and use your creativity to color the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Hubble Paper Model

Build and display your own Hubble model. Print DUPLEX on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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Hubble COS Paper Model

Download to make a COS paper model. Print on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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Hubble Hat or Model

Download to make your own wearable Hubble hat or foam model.
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Hubble Heritage Mini-Poster

Take a look at the Ball-built science instruments inside of Hubble now.
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COS and WFC3 Mini-Poster

Get your own mini-poster of the Ball-built COS and WFC3 instruments for Hubble.
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IXPE

IXPE

The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission will observe exotic astronomical objects in our universe, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.

IXPE Video

See IXPE in a Ball cleanroom and hear from Ball and NASA scientists about the mission. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosted this interactive event with classrooms around the country.

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IXPE Coloring Page

Add some color to the Ball-built IXPE spacecraft with this downloadable coloring page.
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IXPE Easy Paper Model

Print and build a 1/18th scale model of IXPE.
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IXPE Detailed Paper Model

Print and build a realistic and detailed 1/16th scale model of IXPE.
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IXPE Fast Facts

Download and print this card for fast facts about the Ball-built spacecraft.
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James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope

The Ball-built optical system for Webb will explore planets around distant stars and detect light from the first stars and galaxies. Visit NASA’s JWST education page for more learning resources.

JWST Coloring Page

Add some color to the James Webb Space Telescope with this downloadable coloring page.
 
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JWST Mini-Poster

Download a mini-poster of the most ambitious and complex space science observatory ever built.
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JPSS-1 / NOAA-20

JPSS-1 / NOAA-20

Ball built the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft, now known as NOAA-20. It’s collecting critical data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Visit the JPSS education page for more learning resources.

JPSS-1 Coloring Page

Add some color to JPSS-1 and learn what this satellite does for our world!
 
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JPSS-1 Easy Paper Model

Print and build a model of JPSS-1. Print on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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JPSS-1 Detailed Paper Model

Print and build a realistic and detailed model of JPSS-1. Print on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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A Spacecraft Is Like You

See how the different parts of JPSS-1 are like your body!
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JPSS-1/NOAA-20 Infographic

Learn how the power of NOAA-20 goes beyond weather and climate data.
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JPSS-1 Animation

Let’s build a weather spacecraft!

View this short movie that shows the parts on JPSS-1.

 

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K2/Kepler

K2/Kepler

The Kepler mission has revolutionized exoplanet science, discovering an incredible diversity of planets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way. Visit NASA’s Kepler and K2 education page for more learning resources.

Kepler Coloring Page

Add some color to the Ball-built Kepler telescope, which pioneered exoplanet discoveries.
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Kepler Mini-Poster

Print this mini-poster highlighting Kepler’s exoplanet-hunting capabilities.
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Landsat/OLI

Landsat/OLI

The NASA/USGS Landsat spacecraft have been imaging Earth's surface for nearly fifty years. Farmers, city planners, water managers and others use these pictures to make smart decisions. Visit NASA’s Landsat education page and the USGS Landsat learning page for more learning resources.

Image Credit: NASA/USGS

Landsat 9 Coloring Page

Download and add some color to Landsat 9 and the Ball-built OLI-2.
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Landsat Memory Game

Test your memory with Earth images gathered by the first Operational Land Imager (OLI).
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Name the Landform Activity

Test your knowledge on Earth images taken by NASA’s Landsat 8.
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NEOWISE/WISE

NEOWISE/WISE

The Ball-built WISE spacecraft mapped the entire sky in infrared light. NASA’s now using the spacecraft for the NEOWISE mission, hunting for asteroids and comets near our planet—in other words, near earth objects (NEOs). Visit the WISE education page for more learning resources.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NEOWISE Coloring Page

Add some color to NASA’s mission that hunts for comets and asteroids.
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WISE Mini-Poster

Download a mini-poster showcasing the Ball-built WISE spacecraft.
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New Horizons/Ralph

New Horizons/Ralph

The Ralph camera aboard the New Horizons spacecraft is famous for its Pluto images and data, but it’s also given us our first look at Kuiper Belt objects—the oldest, most distant objects in our solar system! Visit the New Horizons education page for more learning resources.

New Horizons Coloring Page

Try your hand at coloring the New Horizons spacecraft and Pluto and its moons.
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First Mission to Pluto!

A handout highlighting the New Horizons mission and the Ball-built Ralph camera.
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New Horizon Images

Download mini-posters featuring iconic images from New Horizons.
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Pluto In Pictures

A mini-poster collage of images from New Horizons and the Ball-built Ralph camera.
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OMPS

OMPS

The Ball-built Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) monitors Earth’s ozone layer, continuing the nation’s long-term ozone data record and protecting our health. Visit the NOAA JPSS education page for more learning resources.

OMPS Coloring Page

Add some color to the JPSS-2 spacecraft including the Ball-built OMPS instrument with this downloadable coloring page.

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OMPS Bookmark

Print on cardstock, attach a string and tie on ultraviolet-detecting beads. Voilà—your own UV device!

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Roman Space Telescope

Roman Space Telescope

Astronomers will use the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope for planet-hunting and studying dark energy and dark matter, among other things.

Visit NASA’s Roman outreach page for more learning resources. 

 

Roman Coloring Page

Color your own version of Roman and the objects it will study.

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Suomi NPP

Suomi NPP

Suomi NPP continues to gather valuable data on Earth’s land, ocean and atmosphere conditions. It also provides imagery needed by weather forecasters, firefighters and emergency responders, helping them save lives. Visit the JPSS education page for more learning resources.

Suomi NPP Coloring Page

Color your own Ball-built Suomi NPP satellite orbiting Earth!
 
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Suomi NPP Easy Model

Hold the weather and climate spacecraft in the palm of your hands! Print on 11x17 in. cardstock.
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Detailed Suomi NPP Model

Build your own Suomi NPP with this realistic and detailed model kit. Print on cardstock.
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Building Suomi NPP

Download this handout detailing how the Suomi NPP spacecraft became reality.
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Blue Marble Mini-Poster

Print a mini-poster featuring Suomi NPP’s spectacular view of Earth, known as the “Blue Marble.”
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Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution

Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution

NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission will advance air quality research by helping experts assess and forecast air pollution over North America. Visit the TEMPO outreach page for more learning resources.

TEMPO Coloring Page

Add some color to the instrument that will be the first to measure air pollution from space.
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WorldView-3

WorldView-3

The WorldView satellites capture high-resolution images used for tasks such as land use planning, exploring Earth’s natural resources and gathering military intelligence. The use most familiar to us? Viewing cities and landscapes from aerial 3D images.

WorldView-3 Coloring Page

Color WorldView-3 flying over your home.
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WorldView-3 Labeling Activity

Test your skills identifying the parts of the WorldView-3 satellite!
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