Commitment to Customer Partnerships and Innovation on Display at 33rd Annual Space Symposium

April 03, 2017

BOULDER, Colo., March 31, 2016 – For more than 60 years, Ball Aerospace has supported critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. Ball will highlight its pioneering discoveries and innovation at the 33rd annual Space Symposium, the nation’s premier space forum, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 3-6.
"Ball Aerospace is well known in the space industry for our first-class instruments, robust spacecraft, innovative data exploitation solutions and advanced technologies for civil, defense and commercial applications," said Debra Facktor Lepore, Ball Aerospace’s vice president and general manager, strategic operations and commercial aerospace business unit. "From building instruments and spacecraft to integrating remote sensing and data analytics capabilities on commercial platforms, we pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most."

At this year's Symposium, Ball Aerospace leaders will participate in the following:
• Monday, April 3: Space, Cyber and IT: The Need for a Comprehensive Response [Classified]: Steve Smith, VP and General Manager, Systems Engineering Solutions
• Monday, April 3: Space Generation Fusion Forum Career's Panel – Debra Facktor Lepore, VP and General Manager, Strategic Operations and Commercial Aerospace Business Unit
• Tuesday, April 4: Space Warfighters Luncheon – hosted by Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace will also participate in six Tech Track talks on Monday, April 3:
• Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Colorado Hall C, 9:45 am
    o “An Innovative, High Fidelity Approach to Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Data Simulation”
• Big Ideas and Architectures, Colorado Hall F, 10:05 am
    o “Open Sourcing the Ball Aerospace COSMOS Command and Control System”
• Earth Weather and Forecasting, Colorado Hall F, 11:05 am and 11:45 pm
    o “Emerging Earth Remote Sensing Instrument for Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO)”
    o “Satellite-based Global Wind Profiling to Improve Numerical Weather Prediction”
• Space Technology Innovation, Colorado Hall C, 2:25 pm and 3:05 pm
    o “Advanced On-Board Calibration of Space Systems Using a Carbon Nanotube Flat-Plate Blackbody”
    o “Frequency Comb Development for Ultra-precise Space Based Applications”

Additional information on Ball’s programs and capabilities is available on the Digital Media Kit or on display in Booth #523.


Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.  We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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