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Contract Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department  Search this
Extent:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1978-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, one set optimized for low energies (LETG) and the other for high energies (HETG). The records track in detail the steps and methods involved in the creation of the AXAF as well as document the discussions between scientists, administrators, and outside contractors. Organizations and companies involved include Eastman Kodak Company; TRW Inc., Space and Technology Group; Hughes Danbury Optical Systems; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research; Ball Corporation; HTS Design Engineering; Computer Sciences Corporation; Schaeffer Magnetics, Inc.; and Composite Optics, Inc. Materials include correspondence, memorandum, reports, spreadsheets, and drawings.
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-063, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department, Contract Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-063
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Contract Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-063

Part, Satellite, Infrared, IRAS, Replica

Manufacturer:
Ball Aerospace Systems Division  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 ft. wide x 2 ft. tall (121.92 x 60.96cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Aerosystems Division, Ball Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19870107003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9984959c8-61f1-4b31-9c67-6883f51de4b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19870107003

Satellite, Infrared, IRAS, Replica

Manufacturer:
Ball Aerospace Systems Division  Search this
Materials:
Mixed materials, aluminum, plastic, aluminum coated Mylar
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 ft. 9 1/2 in. tall x 6 ft. 5 in. wide, 765 lb. (359.4 x 195.6cm, 347kg)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Aerosystems Division, Ball Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19870107000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98a9bad8a-c8bf-433b-8197-c5fb7032a30c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19870107000
Online Media:

Solar Panel, Satellite, Infrared, IRAS, Replica

Manufacturer:
Ball Aerospace Systems Division  Search this
Materials:
Metal support
simulated silicon solar cells (print media)
adhesives
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 ft. long x 4 ft. 6 in. wide x 1 in. tall (121.92 x 137.16 x 2.54cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Aerosystems Division, Ball Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19870107001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv942162394-a4c0-4eaf-93bf-75a699fb9949
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19870107001

Solar Panel, Satellite, Infrared, IRAS, Replica

Manufacturer:
Ball Aerospace Systems Division  Search this
Materials:
Metal support
simulated silicon solar cells (print media)
adhesives
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 ft. long x 4 ft. 6 in. wide x 1 in. deep (121.92 x 137.16 x 2.54cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Aerosystems Division, Ball Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19870107002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv991739029-271f-4f3c-abe8-7bdb53eea2c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19870107002

Fruit jar for home canning

Maker:
Ball Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
wire (overall material)
Object Name:
jar, fruit
Place made:
United States: Indiana, Muncie
Credit Line:
Mary Eloise Green
ID Number:
AG.76-FT-01.1419
Accession number:
322793
Catalog number:
76-FT-01.1419
Collector/donor number:
4656
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-cad5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_867225

SV9-59001, Ball Corporation, December 1988

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-003, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Trust Fund Subcontracts
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Trust Fund Subcontracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-003-refd1e508

SV9-59001, Ball Corporation (continued), December 1988

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-003, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Trust Fund Subcontracts
See more items in:
Trust Fund Subcontracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-003-refd1e518

SV0-60003, Ball Corporation, March 1990

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-003, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Trust Fund Subcontracts
See more items in:
Trust Fund Subcontracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-003-refd1e552

SV0-60003, Ball Corporation (continued), March 1990

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-003, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Trust Fund Subcontracts
See more items in:
Trust Fund Subcontracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-003-refd1e562

SV0-60010, Ball Corporation, September 1990

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-003, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Trust Fund Subcontracts
See more items in:
Trust Fund Subcontracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-003-refd1e608

Ball Corporation. Blue Book, Easy Guide to Tasty, Thrifty Canning and Freezing

Collection Creator:
Wells, Ellen B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 40A
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Product Cookbooks Collection, 1874-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Product Cookbooks Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0396-ref1056

Ball Corporation. Freezer Book.

Collection Creator:
Wells, Ellen B.  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Product Cookbooks Collection, 1874-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Product Cookbooks Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0396-ref1087

How Mason Jars Went from Thrifty to Hip

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0b54e28ffddfbe9977b3583e15117a34

Ball Corporation, the first century / by Frederic A. Birmingham

Author:
Birmingham, Frederic Alexander 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Ball Corporation History  Search this
Physical description:
185 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1980
©1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080123

A collector's guide to Ball jars / by William F. Brantley ; foreword by Edmund F. Ball ; color photography by David A. Harris

Author:
Brantley, William F  Search this
Subject:
Ball Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 100 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Topic:
Glass fruit jars--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
TP866.B72X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_96568

Signature of excellence : Ball Corporation at 125 / Richard Blodgett

Author:
Blodgett, Richard E  Search this
Subject:
Ball Corporation History  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Container industry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1059331

From jars to the stars : how Ball came to build a comet-hunting machine / Todd Neff

Author:
Neff, Todd  Search this
Subject:
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)  Search this
Ball Corporation Aerospace Systems Division  Search this
Physical description:
327 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Colorado
Boulder
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Astronomical instruments  Search this
Aerospace industries  Search this
Call number:
QB500.268 .N44 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_960511

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