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Kepler Marks Five Years of Planet Hunting

Boulder, Colorado. March 6, 2014. The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. planet hunting Kepler Mission completed five years of operations today since its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on March 6, 2009. Kepler is the first NASA…

Ball Aerospace-built GMI Instrument Begins Operations

Boulder, Colorado. March 4, 2014. The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager started to spin at its normal rate today and collect science data on Earth’s rain and snowfall. Launched aboard NASA’s GPM Core Observatory…

Ball Aerospace-built GMI Instrument Launches

Boulder, Colorado. February 27, 2014. The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) successfully launched on NASA’s GPM Core Observatory satellite from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 1:37 p.m. EST on February 27, 2014. The…

NASA’s Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza

February 26, 2014. NASA’s Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system. Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which…

National Space Club Honors Kepler’s Planet Hunters

February 6, 2014. NASA’s Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club’s preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March. The National Space Club is recognizing Kepler for revolutionizing astrophysics and exoplanet science by…