Ball Aerospace has announced the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has honored the company with the 2020 Award for Outstanding Services by a Corporation for designing and building proven advanced remote-sensing instruments and spacecraft enabling timely, accurate weather predictions and environmental monitoring to ensure a Weather Ready Nation, the company said.
Ball Aerospace said understanding the science behind sensors requires close engagement with the scientific community, and AMS has been a longstanding partner in convening experts from across industry and academia to jointly advance weather, water and climate sciences.
Ball Aerospace instrumentation and spacecraft have supported science and services in the atmospheric and related sciences, and many individuals at Ball have given generously of their time and talent through volunteer service in scientific organizations like AMS.
Ball is an industry leader in the design and development of advanced operational weather systems for civil and military customers. As a mission partner to NASA, NOAA and the Department of Defense, Ball plays a leading role in executing on programs that fill critical weather data gaps, including the Ball-built Suomi-NPP (National Polar Partnership) satellite and the JPSS-1 satellite, now NOAA-20, which are performing flawlessly on orbit. Both satellites have provided crucial global data of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface for the Nation´s weather forecasting systems since their launches in 2011 and 2018, respectively.
In addition, Ball designed and is currently developing the next generation environmental satellite for the US Air Force, the Weather System Follow-on (WSF), which will address six validated environmental monitoring gaps for the Department of Defense, including ocean surface winds, tropical cyclone intensity and sea ice characterization.
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the US government.