Earth Sciences at Ball Aerospace – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going by Dr. Shelley Petroy, Ball Aerospace, Earth Science Mission Development
Since the 1950’s, Ball Aerospace has engineered some of the world’s pioneering earth and space science missions. When climatologists need more accurate data and weather forecasters want to predict days in advance, we’re their go-to partner. Flying on our spacecraft, instruments like TEMPO, GMI and CALIPSO gather extremely accurate data on pollution, precipitation and the impacts of clouds and aerosols on Earth’s climate. Today, coupled with breakthrough technologies, shrinking spacecraft size, increased access to space, and the growing commercial data market, Ball is moving into “new space” with a suite of small sensors, spacecraft and enabling technologies that maintain mission performance, but take advantage of these new market drivers to reduce costs and lower risk. Come find out where we’ve been and where we’re going in earth sciences
Lecture from 9:00am to 10:am in the CIRES Auditorium, followed by informal discussion in the ESOC Reading Room from 10:00am to 11:00am.