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  • Writer's pictureZachary Epps

Ball Aerospace- Nasa Space Telescope: Boulder Jobs

Ball Aerospace has been awarded a $113.2 million contract to help build a space telescope for NASA. Specifically, the work will focus on the primary instrument components for NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope.

According to Claire Saravia with the communications office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, “It’s going to be getting the biggest pictures of the universe we’ve ever had”.

Some refer to this as the Hubble Space Telescope’s ‘wide-eyed cousin”.

The new telescope is expected to launch in the mid 2020’s, and will potentially cost about $3.2 billion when completed.

What this type of contract means to Boulder is evidence of growth and job stability. With Boulder-based Ball Aerospace continuing to land contracts like this, the employment rate is still extremely low and so many of the jobs are very well-paying opportunities.

The biggest trouble with the job market in Boulder, and Boulder County as well as the general Denver metro area is finding workers. However, that workforce shortage seems to be in the lower paying sectors.

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