Ball parlays government antenna work in emerging LEO, 5G markets

By WARREN FERSTER WASHINGTON – A longtime provider of flat-panel, electronically steered satellite communication (SATCOM) antennas to U.S. government customers, Ball Aerospace is now leveraging that expertise for the commercial market with updated antennas that can be produced in large quantities at low cost. The move coincides with early phase deployment of large satellite constellations…Read more Ball parlays government antenna work in emerging LEO, 5G markets

SLOWLY BUT SURELY, WOMEN AND MINORITIES FINDING THEIR PLACE IN SPACE

By Warren Ferster WASHINGTON – Many industry analysts are predicting the space economy will reach $1 trillion in the coming years, and workplace diversity just might be the ticket to getting there. Women, minorities and younger professionals today make up a growing portion of the space and satellite industry, a trend that studies suggest bodes…Read more SLOWLY BUT SURELY, WOMEN AND MINORITIES FINDING THEIR PLACE IN SPACE

NOAA SEES 3D WIND DATA FILLING CRITICAL GAP IN WEATHER FORECASTING MODELS

By Warren Ferster  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. weather forecasting officials are eager to incorporate new satellite data sets into their ever-evolving prediction models, and 3D atmospheric wind measurements are high on the priority list. The ability to directly detect precise global 3D winds throughout the atmosphere from space has been a “holy grail” of…Read more NOAA SEES 3D WIND DATA FILLING CRITICAL GAP IN WEATHER FORECASTING MODELS