Ball Aerospace and Seagate to Collaborate on Data Storage in Space

The collaboration will plan and undertake a number of lab and on-orbit demonstrations to test the concept.

BOULDER, Colo. (Ball Aerospace PR) — Ball Aerospace, Seagate® Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX) and Seagate Federal, Inc. (dba. Seagate Government Solutions) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on data processing and storage technology in space.

“There is a need for on-orbit, high-density storage capabilities to meet new mission requirements – in essence space-ready storage that works and acts like terrestrial storage,” said Mike Gazarik, vice president, Engineering, Ball Aerospace. “Therefore, we decided to collaborate on a proof-of-concept solution because Ball has the heritage and experience in designing and building space systems, while Seagate has extensive data storage expertise.