Jun 9th 2015, 15:30

NASA's 'flying saucer' launch used Raven balloon

Photo: Courtesy NASA; This artist’s concept shows the test vehicle for NASA’s low-density supersonic decelerator, designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions.

NASA's so-called flying saucer launch Monday had a super-sized connection to Sioux Falls-based Raven Industries Inc.

The balloon used in the launch was a high-altitude balloon from Raven Aerostar. It ha...

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Jun 1st 2015, 08:45

Raven Aerostar Awarded United States Department of Defense Contract for Tethered Aerostat Systems and Support

Sioux Falls, SD (June 1, 2015)—Raven Aerostar (NASDAQ: RAVN) has been awarded a firm-fixed price (FFP) contract through the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, N.J. for the procurement of Exportable Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (EPGSS), spare equipment and technical support. The tethered aerostat contract was awarded for approximately $6 million and is expected to...

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