Ball Aerospace Receives NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Contractor of the Year Award
May 28, 2008
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has named Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. as a winner of the 2008 Goddard Contractor Excellence Award.
The prestigious award recognizes companies that have significantly contributed to the success of the Goddard Space Flight Center's mission. Ball Aerospace was commended in the large product category, for its program performance, process and safety, quality improvements, customer satisfaction, commitment to diversity, and continuous improvement for the three-year period from 2005 to 2007.
In making the award, Goddard Associate Division Chief, Robert S. Lebair, Jr., said, "In promoting quality to the Goddard mission, Ball Aerospace provided a wealth of technical evidence and excellent customer satisfaction documentation."
"It's an honor to receive this significant award for our contributions and commitment to Goddard," said David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace. "We have been supporting NASA GSFC for nearly five decades, and strive continuously to improve program, cost, and schedule performance to further Goddard's mission and that of all our customers."
Ball Aerospace's collaboration with GSFC has resulted in a successful partnership on a wide range of programs including the Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, the Operational Land Imager, the NPOESS Preparatory Project, QuickSCAT and ICESat, the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, and the Cosmic Background Explorer.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important 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. Over the past 50 years, Ball Aerospace has been responsible for numerous technological and scientific 'firsts' and acts as a technology innovator for the aerospace market.
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