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Ball Aerospace & Technologies

Ball Aerospace & Technologies

Ball Aerospace is a design, development and manufacture of innovative aerospace systems company and subsidiary of the Ball Corporation.

Overview

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is an American manufacturer of spacecraft, components, and instruments for national defense, civil space, and commercial space applications. Ball Aerospace is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, and additional offices in Bloomfield and Westminster, Colorado.

History and operations

Ball Aerospace was founded and began building pointing controls for military rockets in 1956. Since then, the company has created components for various projects and companies, including DARPA's Orbital Express, NASA's Orbiting Solar Observatory, and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Program.

Currently, Ball Aerospace is working on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) system, and the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS).

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