Ball Aerospace Completes Key Design Review of NOAA’s Space Weather Surveillance Satellite

Ball Aerospace Completes Key Design Review of NOAA’s Space Weather Surveillance Satellite

Press Release From: Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.
Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Ball Aerospace has successfully completed an important design review (CDR) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) spacecraft. Ball will proceed with the manufacture, integration and testing of spacecraft.

The SWFO-L1 will be launched in 2025 and will meet NOAA’s operational requirements to collect solar wind data and coronary images to monitor and predict the impact of solar storm activity.

Dr. Mackenzie Wristrap, Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space at Ball Aerospace, said: “SWFO will be an important tool in NOAA’s mission to monitor space weather, provide timely and accurate alerts, and help minimize the impact of these events on infrastructure and the economy. “

Ball Aerospace was selected by NASA to design, build, and integrate a small satellite for NOAA’s SWFO-L1 mission in collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ball also performs satellite-level tests, assists in training flight operations teams, checks out satellites in orbit, and supports mission operations. The SWFO-L1 mission is the success of Ball’s spacecraft bus designed for operational meteorological missions such as NOAA-20 and Suomi NPP, high-performance small satellite missions such as STP Pats-2 and 3, and the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). It is based on. ..

Ball Aerospace is also building an operational environmental satellite called Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) for the US Space Force Space Missile System Center. WSF-M hosts a unique energy-charged particle space weather sensor in addition to the main instrument for measuring sea level vector winds and tropical cyclone intensities.

Backed by endlessly curious people with a focus on their unwavering mission, Ball Aerospace has pioneered discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectations and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of the Earth, provide actionable data and intelligence, and protect our freedom. We will bravely move forward so that we can return home safely. For more information beyond Ball.®, please visit www.ball.com/aerospace or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL) offers innovative and sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household goods customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. Government. .. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 24,300 people worldwide and had net sales of $ 13.8 billion in 2021. For more information, please visit www.ball.com or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Contact: Media Contact: Joanna Climer, (303) 939-7041, joanna.climer @ ballaerospace.com; Investor Relationships: Anne Scott, (303) 460-3537, ascott @ ball.com

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