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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending August 19, 2022

This week in Washington: The House and Senate are in summer recess, though the House came back in for a quick vote on CHIPS. President Biden signed the CHIPS Act and the Inflation Reduction Act into law earlier this week. Vice President Harris announced the next National Space Council meeting in September ​with a focus on…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending August 5, 2022

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This week in Washington: President Biden nominated Lieutenant General Chance Saltzman to succeed General Jay Raymond as the head of Space Force, the NASA Authorization Bill was passed for the first time in five years as a part of the CHIPS and Science Act and will head to the President’s desk, the Senate Appropriations Committee…

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Ball Aerospace Selected for Two NOAA Weather Instrument Studies

One instrument design would measure atmospheric composition the other ocean color BROOMFIELD, Colo. — July 28, 2022 — In a one-week period, Ball Aerospace was selected by NASA to complete two 20-month studies on new instruments to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) program: one to measure Atmospheric Composition…

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Space Foundation Releases The Space Report 2022 Q2 Showing Growth of Global Space Economy

The Space Report 2022Q2 Cover

Global space economy hit $469B in 2021 Commercial space sector saw 6.4% revenue growth since 2020 1,022 spacecraft placed in orbit during the first six months of 2022 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — July 27, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today released The Space Report 2022…

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Ball Aerospace and Seagate to Collaborate on Data Storage in Space

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — July 26, 2022 — Ball Aerospace, Seagate® Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) and Seagate Federal, Inc. (dba. Seagate Government Solutions) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on data processing and storage technology in space. “There is a need for on-orbit, high-density storage capabilities to meet new mission requirements – in…

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Space Foundation Accepting Applications for International Teacher Liaison Program

Teacher Liaisons at 37th Space Symposium

Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2022 Program has over 320 teachers from 18 different countries Selectees will take part in the 38th Space Symposium in April 2023 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — July 25, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it is accepting…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending July 22, 2022

This week in Washington: The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act passed the House, the Senate Armed Services Committee released its version of the NDAA requesting an additional $45 billion in defense spending, NASA and Roscosmos reached an agreement exchanging seats on Crew Dragon and Soyuz launches, and the NASA Authorization Act was included in the…

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Ball Aerospace Part of Team Chosen to Investigate Unique Silicic Lunar Volcanic Domes

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — July 21, 2022 — Ball Aerospace was selected by the University of Central Florida to contribute four imaging instruments for a lunar exploratory investigation awarded by NASA under its Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) program. The Lunar Vulkan Imaging and Spectroscopy Explorer (Lunar-VISE) investigation, led by…

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Ball Aerospace Celebrates First Images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Jul. 12, 2022 — Ball Aerospace, a business of Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL), is celebrating with NASA and all of the mission partners, as NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shares its first images with the world. The Colorado-based company designed and built the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system that make…

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Statement by CEO on Newly Released James Webb Space Telescope Images

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — July 12, 2022 — Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor issued the following statement upon reviewing the released images of the James Webb Space Telescope: “What the global James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) team revealed to us with the release of these first images has opened an entirely new chapter of knowledge…

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