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Ball Aerospace Secures CERES instrument for the JPSS-1 Polar- orbiting Satellite

July 15, 2014

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has received the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy Systems (CERES) instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), the nation's next generation polar- orbiting satellite.

According to the company, integration of the JPSS-1 satellite will begin later this year. The CERES instrument is key to the continuity of long-standing weather and climate measurements currently provided by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership mission launched in 2011.

The JPSS-1 satellite bus is on track for completion this fall, with instrument integration set to begin later this year.

CERES, built by Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems division for NASA'sLangley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, measures the reflected sunlight and thermal radiation emitted by the Earth, two components of the Earth's Radiation Budget (ERB).

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities.

More information and complete details:

ballaerospace.com

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