Your Mission is Critical

Building Success from the Ground Up

Whatever your requirements, we have the know-how to build the instrument and spacecraft, integrate it all, and provide on-orbit services. Those include launch vehicle contracting and commissioning activities; mission control facilities and support; and remote ground stations. And let’s not forget the data. Turning terabytes of data into useful information and then into knowledge is how we help you get the most out of your instrument. 

Whether you’re protecting military space assets, planning a revolutionary science mission or one that’s not quite as demanding, we’re the “can do, let’s do, will do” partner.

CUSTOMIZABLE SPACECRAFT

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OPTICS FOR LARGE APERTURE TELESCOPES

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INDUSTRY-LEADING INSTRUMENTS

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Images that Inspire

Images that Inspire

Hubble Space Telescope

Many of astronomy’s pioneering discoveries and most iconic space images have come from the Hubble Space Telescope. We built seven science instruments for Hubble, two star trackers, five major leave-behind equipment subsystems and more than eight custom tools to support astronauts during servicing missions. The five science instruments now operating on the telescope were all designed and built by Ball.
Infrared Data Breakthroughs

Infrared Data Breakthroughs

James Webb Space Telescope

The premier observatory for the next decade, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, will be stationed one million miles (1.5 million km) from Earth. Webb will be the most powerful space telescope ever built, able to detect the light from the first galaxies ever formed and explore planets around distant stars.

We’re providing the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system at the heart of Webb.
Chandra

Chandra

Chandra has helped unravel the secrets of some of the highest-energy phenomena in our universe.

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Hubble

Hubble

Each of the five science instruments now operating on the telescope were Ball-designed and built.

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IXPE

IXPE

Investigating Physics in the Extreme Environments of Black Holes and Neutron Stars.

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Webb

Webb

Ball designed and built the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system for the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Roman

Roman

Ball Aerospace was selected to design and develop the Wide Field Instrument (WFI) Opto-Mechanical Assembly for the Roman Space Telescope mission.

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SPHEREx

SPHEREx

Ball will deliver the spacecraft bus for the SPHEREx mission which will study the cosmic origins of the universe, galaxies and water in planetary systems.

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Spitzer

Spitzer

We provided the Cryogenic Telescope Assembly (CTA) and two of the three science instruments for Spitzer: the Infrared Spectrograph and the Multiband Imaging Photometer.

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