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: 

THE REDUCED ENVELOPE MULTISPECTRAL SENSOR (REMI) REPRESENTS A NEW SENSOR ARCHITECTURE THAT MEETS ALL HERITAGE LANDSAT REQUIREMENTS (VISIBLE THROUGH THERMAL IR) IN A SINGLE PAYLOAD. LOW SIZE WEIGHT AND POWER (SWAP) IS ACHIEVED THROUGH REDUCED APERTURE (RELATIVE EDGE RESPONSE IMPROVED WITH PRECISION SCAN PATTERN THAT ELIMINATES GROUND MOTION SMEAR) COMBINED APERTURE (VISIBLE THROUGH THERMAL IR) AND NEW LOWER SWAP CALIBRATION SOURCE. THIS IS A STEP-STARE SCAN ARCHITECTURE RATHER THAN THE WHISK BROOM OR PUSH BROOM SCAN ARCHITECTURE OF PRIOR LANDSAT SENSORS. COMPATIBILITY WITH LAUNCH FROM AN ESPA RING ALSO REDUCES LAUNCH COSTS. REMI VALIDATION INCLUDES AIRBORNE FLIGHTS THAT WILL UNDER FLY LANDSAT 8 FOR DIRECT COMPARISON OF LEVEL 1B DATA AND HIGHER DATA PRODUCTS. AIRBORNE FLIGHTS WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED OVER SITES WITH VALIDATED GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS AS A SECOND INDEPENDENT CHECK OF PERFORMANCE. ONE GOAL OF THE SUSTAINED LAND IMAGING TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITY IS TO REDUCE THE RISK COST SIZE VOLUME MASS AND DEVELOPMENT TIME FOR THE NEXT GENERATION SLI INSTRUMENTS WHILE STILL MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE CURRENT LAND IMAGING PROGRAM CAPABILITIES . REMI DIRECTLY ADDRESSES THIS NEED. WHEN IMPLEMENTED IN A CONSTELLATION REMI ALSO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO ADDRESS THE GOALS OF IMPROVED TEMPORAL COVERAGE WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THE PROGRAM S OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND ENSURING THE CONTINUITY OF LAND OBSERVATIONS INTO THE FUTURE.

Year: 
2019
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
Subsidy Value: 
$3,395,442
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.

Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Tracker inventory page for an updated link.