The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has awarded Ball Aerospace with the 2020 Award for Outstanding Services by a Corporation for designing and building advanced remote-sensing instruments and spacecraft enabling timely, accurate weather predictions and environmental monitoring to ensure a Weather Ready Nation, the company announced on Tuesday.
The award will be presented as part of the 100th AMS Annual Meeting on January 12, 2020 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
"We're proud to be recognized by the American Meteorological Society as an industry leader in the development of advanced spacecraft and remote sensing instruments for weather and environmental science," said Rob Strain, president, Ball Aerospace.
"Understanding the science behind our 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," Strain added.
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.
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