AMS 2013 Media Kit


Ball Aerospace Highlights Importance of Weather Data to Critical Decisions at AMS 2013

Boulder, Colo., January 7, 2013 – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will highlight the importance of our nation’s polar-orbiting operational weather satellites at the 2013 meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Austin, TX, Jan. 6 – 10. Ball’s booth is No. 515.

The theme for the 2013 AMS Annual Meeting is Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today’s Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections. With more than 50 years of environmental and weather spacecraft and sensor experience, Ball Aerospace is committed to enabling weather forecasting and Earth observations for civil and military requirements.

On Tuesday, January 8, Ball will co-sponsor the Town Hall Meeting, Early Successes from the Suomi-NPP Mission, which begins at 12:15 p.m., in Ballroom G of the Austin Convention Center. Ball Aerospace designed and built the Suomi NPP (S-NPP) satellite bus, provided the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS), integrated the instruments, and performed satellite-level testing and launch support prior to launch in October 2011. Ball is currently building S-NPP’s successor, the Joint Polar Satellite System bus, as well as the JPSS-1 OMPS instrument.

On Wednesday, January 9, Ball Aerospace Staff Consultant Carl Weimer will address the Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications Space-borne Lidars and Applications I: Operational Systems, in a talk entitled Spaceborne Lidars: Building on Successes, at 10:30 a.m., Room 18C.

Ball Aerospace will also be participating in the AMS Career Fair.

Contact Info:
Roz Brown
Media Relations Manager
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Office: 303-533-6059
Mobile: 720-581-3135

S-NPP at Ball



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