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Ball Aerospace Ships TEMPO Spectrometer For Spacecraft Integration; Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

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Ball Aerospace announced on Friday that the company has shipped the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Tropospheric Emission: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) spectrometer, an air quality monitoring instrument, to the spacecraft manufacturer for integration. Ball will work closely with NASA and the manufacturer to support spacecraft integration and testing. The TEMPO mission is scheduled to launch sometime in 2022.

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Ball Aerospace to Support NASA Solar Cruiser; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

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Ball Aerospace has been selected to support a NASA small satellite technology demonstration, Solar Cruiser. Ball will perform several mission-critical functions, including the integration and test of the satellite bus with the solar sail system that will form the completed Sailcraft. Ball’s efforts will inform on the use of solar photons for propulsion in space. 

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Ball Aerospace Completes NASA IXPE Assembly Integration; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

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Ball Aerospace has completed the spacecraft and payload assembly integration of NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) space-based astrophysics observatory. With the completion, Ball will start environmental testing of the observatory, including instruments and the spacecraft bus. “Moving IXPE into environmental testing is an important step gearing up towards launch this year,” said Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, Civil Space, Ball Aerospace.

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Ball Aerospace Supports PDR Completion for NASA’s SPHEREx Mission

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Ball Aerospace has supported the completion of the preliminary design review (PDR) for NASA's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx). "This latest program milestone is an important step forward in realizing NASA's mission to peer into the history of the universe," said Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, Civil Space, Ball Aerospace.

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Ball Aerospace Completes CDR of MethaneSAT Flight System; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Cassandra Ely Quoted

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Ball Aerospace has successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) of the flight system and advanced spectrometer instrument that will be integrated onto a 350-kilogram satellite for MethaneSAT, a subsidiary of the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The completion of CDR has enabled Ball to move into part fabrication and assembly.

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NOAA Selects Ball Aerospace to Conduct Operational Weather Studies; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

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Ball Aerospace was selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct four, six-month study contracts that will inform mission, spacecraft and instrument concepts for future operational weather architectures and Earth observation capabilities. 

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