Ball Aerospace NPP Satellite Ready for Launch from Vandenberg AFB
NPP is NASA's first Earth-observing satellite to measure both global climate changes and a host of key weather variables. Ball Aerospace built the NPP satellite BCP 2000 satellite bus for Goddard Space Flight Center under fixed-price terms. Ball also built one of five instruments for NPP - the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS).
Source : Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.