Ball Aerospace Targets Next Generation Launch Vehicles

Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies, a developer of hardware and software for the aerospace industry, said yesterday that it has completed development of prototype launch vehicle flight computers, now being used at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The firm said its funded the flight computer development itself, and will be used at Marshall to develop software and test sysems for future, human-rated launch vehicles. Ball Aerospace develops fault tolerant computers it says can handle failed hardware.