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Ball Aerospace Advances Game-changing Value at National Space Symposium

April 11, 2011

Boulder, Colo. - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will highlight game-changing value to the nation's space requirements at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium, April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.

On Tuesday, April 12, Ball will sponsor the annual Congressional breakfast, a invitation-only event with host David L. Taylor and speakers Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD), House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Armed Services Committee, and Maj. Gen. Suzanne M. Vautrinot, USAF, Special Assistant, vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Ball Aerospace, was elected to the Space Foundation Board of Directors in 2008. Ball Aerospace will also co-host the Symposium's annual fireworks extravaganza on Wednesday, April 13, at 9 p.m., Broadmoor Lakeside.

"Ball Aerospace has supported the Space Foundation for many years and applauds both its tradition of excellence and its success in advancing goals of the global space community," said Taylor.

Ball Aerospace press kit: http://www.ballaerospace.com/page.jsp?page=243

Media Briefing:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:25 a.m. Media Center, Broadmoor Hall, 2nd floor

Ball Aerospace/Space Development and Test Directorate (SMC/SD). Colonel Carol P. Welsch, USAF, commander, Space Development Group, Space Development & Directorate Wing, Kirtland AFB and David Kaufman, Ball Aerospace, Senior Program Manager. The promise of responsive space was effectively delivered with the launch of the first Space Test Program Standard Interface Vehicle (STP-SIV) in November 2010. The STPSat-2 architecture, developed by prime contractor Ball Aerospace for the Space Development and Test Wing, supports the operationally responsive space strategy to ensure U.S. space superiority. Ball Aerospace is currently integrating four payloads for STPSat-3 with spacecraft completion scheduled for November 2011. Welsch and Kaufman will discuss the benefits of standardization to support multiple missions at different low-Earth orbits with the same bus design.

Please plan to visit the Ball Aerospace exhibit booth # 403.

 

 

 

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