Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
Parent Company: 
Ball Corp.
Subsidy Source: 
federal
State in Which Facility Is Located: 
Colorado
Project Description: 

NASA HEADQUARTERS (HQ) HAS CHARTERED AND IS PARTIALLY SPONSORING THE MATURATION OF FOUR (4) LARGE STRATEGIC MISSION CONCEPT STUDIES PRIOR TO THE 2020 ASTROPHYSICS DECADAL SURVEY TO PROVIDE FOUR SCIENTIFICALLY COMPELLING MISSION CONCEPTS WITH EXISTENCE-PROOF POINT-DESIGNS THAT ARE FEASIBLE AND EXECUTABLE WITH RESPECT TO TECHNICAL COST AND RISK CONSIDERATIONS. EACH OF THESE FOUR MISSION CONCEPTS IS COMMUNITY-LED BY A SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEFINITION TEAM (STDT) WHOSE EXPERT MEMBERS WERE APPOINTED BY NASA HQ. THE FOUR LARGE MISSION CONCEPTS BEING STUDIED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER ARE:1. HABITABLE EXOPLANET IMAGER (HABEX) 2. LARGE ULTRAVIOLET OPTICAL INFRARED (LUVOIR) SURVEYOR 3. LYNX FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE X-RAY SURVEYOR 4. ORIGINS SPACE TELESCOPE (OST) FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE FAR-INFRARED SURVEYOREACH MISSION CONCEPT STDT IS SUPPORTED BY A NASA CENTER WHICH SUPPLIES AN ENGINEERING TEAM TASKED TO DEVELOP A POINT DESIGN THAT MEETS THE SCIENCE GOALS DEFINED BY THE STDT. NASA HQ ASSIGNED THE OST MISSION CONCEPT STUDY TO GSFC.THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE (CAN) IS TO PARTNER WITH U.S. COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES AND/OR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS TO PERFORM SYSTEM ENGINEERING TRADES PRODUCE WHITEPAPERS ENGINEERING REPORTS ERROR BUDGETS AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT WILL HELP THE OST STDT TO EVALUATE TECHNICAL OPTIONS AND CONVINCE THE DECADAL SURVEY THAT THE MISSION IS WORTHY OF PRIORITIZATION. LISTED BELOW ARE IDENTIFIED AREAS OF INTEREST WITH THE CAVEAT THAT THIS LIST IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE:(1) OPTICAL SYSTEMS A. RADIOMETRIC THROUGHPUT ANALYSIS B. END-TO-END WAVEFRONT ERROR BUDGET DEVELOPMENT C. MIRROR MATERIAL EVALUATION FABRICATION STUDY AND PLANNING: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT PLAUSIBLY LEAD TO COST SAVINGS IN MIRROR SEGMENT MANUFACTURING INTEGRATION AND TESTING CONSISTENT WITH THE OSTS CRYOGENIC OPERATING TEMPERATURE AND LONG-WAVELENGTH APPLICATION(2) OBSERVATORY SYSTEMS SUBSYSTEMS AND DEPLOYMENTSA. OBSERVATORY-LEVEL CRYO-THERMAL SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR A LARGE CRYOGENIC TELESCOPE WITH IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH INCLUDING SUNSHIELD DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART CRYOCOOLERS AND APPROACH TO MINIMIZING THERMAL CONDUCTING PATH BETWEEN WARM AND COLD SUBSYSTEMS B. ACTIVE/PASSIVE DYNAMIC ISOLATION AND POINTING CONTROL SYSTEMS C. BACKPLANE PACKAGING AND DEPLOYMENT DESIGN FOR 5-METER FAIRING LAUNCH VEHICLES D. OBSERVATORY INTEGRATION AND TEST PLANNING AND FLOW E. MATERIALS TRADES (3) MID-IR DETECTORS

Year: 
2018
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
Subsidy Value: 
$100,000
Program Name: 
NASA Science Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance code: 
43.001
Awarding Agency: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Type of Subsidy: 
federal grant
Source of Data: 
Notes: 

Year is fiscal year.

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