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Ball Aerospace to Deliver Main WFIRST Telescope Instrument Components Under $113M NASA Contract

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received a $113.2 million contract to develop, build and test the main instrument components of NASA‘s upcoming observatory known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope. Ball will deliver design, analysis, fabrication, test and evaluation services supporting the development of WFIRST Wide Field Instrument components under the WFI Opto-Mechanical Assembly …

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NASA Picks Potential $188M Mission to Explore Black Holes, Cosmic X-Rays’ Polarization

NASA plans to launch a potential $188 million mission by 2020 to explore and collect information on black holes, pulsars, neutron stars and other cosmic X-rays. The space agency selected the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission out of three mission concepts that were chosen from a set of 14 offers …

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Ball Aerospace, SiCore Win Air Force Avionics Vulnerability Assessment Contracts

Ball Aerospace & Technologies (NYSE: BLL) and SiCore Technologies have each won a $47.9 million contract to develop risk mitigation tools and techniques for the U.S. Air Force’s weapon systems. The goal is to identify vulnerabilities in the Air Force’s avionics and protect the systems from cyber attacks, the Defense Department …

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Ball Aerospace Buys Software Development Firm Wavefront for Cyber, Diversification Push; Rob Strain Comments

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has bought engineering and analytical services provider Wavefront Technologies for an undisclosed sum as part of its portfolio diversification efforts. Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace, said Friday the company also expects the acquisition to help broaden its presence in the Washington metropolitan area. Maryland-based Wavefront …

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Mike Gazarik, Jeff Osterkamp Appointed to VP Roles at Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has appointed new vice presidents to lead its engineering and mission assurance businesses. The company said Monday it appointed Mike Gazarik as VP of engineering and Jeff Osterkamp as VP of mission assurance. Gazarik, formerly technology director at Ball Aerospace, will oversee the company’s engineering, supply chain management, intellectual …

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Harris Completes Installation of NASA Webb Telescope’s 9th Flight Mirror

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2016 — The segmented primary mirror of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope is halfway to completion after Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) finished the installation of its ninth flight mirror, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Tuesday the mirrors used are built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies, which …

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Ball Aerospace Promotes Steve Smith to Systems Engineering Solutions VP, GM; Robert Strain Comments

Steve Smith, director of systems engineering solutions at Ball Aerospace & Technologies, has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the company’s SES business unit. He succeeds the retiring Dan Gibson and will oversee the unit’s contract performance and operations across the country, Ball Aerospace said Friday. Robert Strain, …

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Ball Aerospace Adds Jill Pomeroy and Michael O’Hara to Leadership Roles in Washington

Jill Pomeroy and Michael O’Hara have joined Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (NYSE: BLL) as directors of legislative affairs and space business development, respectively. Pomeroy will be responsible for Ball Aerospace’s relations with the Congress for its defense and intelligence programs, Ball Aerospace said Tuesday. She most recently served as legislative affairs director …

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Ball Aerospace to Install Self-Defense Sensor System on U.S. Navy Ships; Rob Freedman Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has won a $23.9 million contract from the NATO Seasparrow Project Office, with $10 million in options,  for the transition and production of the Stalker long-range electro-optical infrared laser sensor system. The company said Wednesday the contract covers up to fabrication, test and installation and includes options for spare components, …

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Alison Medbery Elevates to VP of Finance at Ball Aerospace Among Series of Exec Moves

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has made a series of executive appointments in its finance, communications and human resources units. Alison Medbury will succeed Bill Unger as vice president of finance as Unger moves to parent company Ball Corp.‘s (NYSE: BLL) North American beverage packaging business as VP of finance, Ball Aerospace said Monday. Vikki …

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