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Ball Aerospace Heliostat Facility
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
This facility is available for calibration and validation of instruments as well as full spacecraft.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact product area lead William Good to discuss project requirements and facility capabilities.
Calibration Facilities
Calibration of Earth observing sensors in a flight-like environment using the sun as the source. Consists of three mirrors which autonomously track the sun and deliver a large diameter, highly uniform solar beam into a thermal vacuum chamber. The system is capable of instrument or full spacecraft testing.
CONTACT
William Good
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
1600 Commerce St. Boulder, CO 80301
303-939-5308
wgood@ball.com
www.ballaerospace.com
SECONDARY CONTACT
Mark Martella
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
1600 Commerce St. Boulder, CO 80301
303-939-4712
mmartell@ball.com
SPECIFICATIONS
Facility TypeCommercial
LocationBoulder, CO, USA
PurposeSolar Calibrations
REFERENCES
M. Kuester, J. Czapla-Myers, et al. "Development of a heliostat facility for solar-radiation-based calibration of earth observing sensors." Proc. SPIE Vol. 7081.
REMARKS
Part of the ground calibration of the NASA-GSFC LandSat Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument currently being developed at Ball Aerospace.
UPDATED ON
8 Apr 2011 15:38