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Ball Aerospace Highlights MOIRE at 30th Annual Space Symposium

May 16, 2014

BOULDER, Colo., May16, 2014 – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will hold a news conference on the Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploration (MOIRE) program on Tuesday, May 20 in conjunction with the 30th annual Space Symposium, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.

Ball Aerospace is revolutionizing the future of large aperture telescopes with its latest technical innovation for the MOIRE program. MOIRE’s cutting-edge technology and its future applications will greatly reduce future space telescope costs and enable even larger telescopes than are currently in use.

Tuesday, May 20, 1 p.m., Media Center, above the exhibit hall

  • Jim Oschmann, Vice President and General Manager of Ball’s Civil Space and Technology business unit
  • Dr. Jeanette Domber, Ball MOIRE Program Manager
  • Dr. Carl Weimer, Ball Lidar Technologies Lead
  • Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Ball Business Development Manager for Space Sciences and Technologies

Also at this year’s Symposium, Thursday, May 22, 3:15 p.m., Ball Aerospace Vice President and General Manager, Dave Kaufman will participate in the panel: Acquisition and Innovation Super Panel, Part II in the International Center, main stage. Kaufman will address innovation in today's environment of increasing budget pressures and resiliency requirements. Additional participants include Henry “Trey” Obering III, Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.; Michael Griffin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Shafer Corporation; and Mark Valerio, Vice President and General Manager for Military Space at Lockheed Martin.

Visit Ball Aerospace in the exhibit center at booth #403.

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity."

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. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2013 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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