Ball Aerospace & Technologies' products and services run the gamut from A to V -- antennas to video systems -- with stops in between for GPS equipment, high-tech subsystems, and systems integration. A subsidiary of
Ball Aerospace has worked on such projects as the Hubble Space Telescope and
Among other projects, Ball Aerospace was selected to build imaging instruments for NASA's proposed trip to Pluto; helped develop and integrate the Flyby and Impactor spacecraft for comet exploration; and assembled the NPP polar-orbiting satellite. It also completed camera systems for Mars projects, microwave imagers for weather satellites, and optics systems for large telescopes.
The company has offices in Colorado, Missouri, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
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The company generated more than 95% of its sales in 2014 from US government agencies such as the
Ball Aerospace contributed 10% of its parent's revenues in 2014. Aerospace and Technologies segment sales in 2014 increased $37.7 due to higher sales for civil space contracts and US national defense contracts. Segment earnings in 2014 increased $13.5 million as a result of favorable program execution and increased recovery of pension costs.
The company continues to focus its R&D activities on the design, development and manufacture of innovative aerospace products and systems. This includes the production of spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency and system components, data exploitation solutions and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products that enable deep space missions.
In 2015 Ball Aerospace signed on to support Principal Investigator Dr. Philip Christensen at
The company was founded by the five Ball brothers in 1880 in Buffalo, New York. The Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company first produced the home canning jar.
1600 COMMERCE ST
Boulder, CO 80301-2734
Phone: 1 (303) 939-4000
Employer Type: Privately Owned
VP and General Manager, Operational Space: Cary W. Ludtke
VP Finance: Alison A. Medbery
President: Robert D. Strain
Employees (This Location): 1,800
Employees (All Locations): 3,000
Annapolis Junction, MD