News

SLS Installs Jupiter OLS at the B2 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center

Apr 16, 2018

SLS engineers installed two Jupiter OLS high-speed video lightning monitoring systems at the John C. Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi.  The Jupiter OLS systems will provide vital lightning monitoring for the B2 rocket engine test stand, where the massive core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System rocket will be tested starting in early 2019.  The Space Launch System core stage…

Read More

Jupiter OLS Captures Direct Lightning Strike at the Kennedy Space Center

Feb 16, 2018

A Jupiter OLS lightning monitoring system installed at Kennedy Space Center recently recorded this direct lightning strike to the Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) lightning protection system (LPS). Launch Complex 41 is located in the foreground. At least five long upward positive leaders were launched from the LC-39B LPS in response to the downward propagating negative stepped leader. Upward leaders…

Read More

SLS Deploys Jupiter Portable Lightning Instrumentation to Monitor GOES-S

Feb 16, 2018

SLS engineers worked with the NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) to deploy a Jupiter Portable Lightning Instrumentation (PLI) System within the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 41. The PLI will monitor electromagnetic fields immediately adjacent to the GOES-S spacecraft in addition to transient currents on the vehicle umbilicals. GOES-S, which is scheduled…

Read More

Rocket Launch Success: SLS' Jupiter TMS Lightning Monitoring

Feb 09, 2018

JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System), the second next-generation NOAA polar-orbiting operational environment spacecraft, launched from Vandenberg Airforce Base in California on November 18, 2017 atop a Delta II rocket. JPSS-1 will provide forecasters and scientists with global coverage of severe weather events, in addition to advanced atmospheric, sea, and terrestrial monitoring capabilities.

SLS…

Read More

SLS Deploys Jupiter OLS System to Provide Lightning Monitoring for GOES-S

Jan 05, 2018

SLS worked with the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Launch Services Program (LSP) to deploy a Jupiter OLS system to provide precision lightning monitoring for the upcoming GOES-S mission from Launch Complex 41 (LC-41) at the Kennedy Space Center. GOES-S will be the second next-generation NOAA weather satellite slated for placement in geostationary orbit, following the successful…

Read More

Jupiter OLS Records Lightning Discharge at the Kennedy Space Center

Oct 06, 2017

SLS’ Jupiter Optical Lightning Surveillance System high-speed camera (3200 frames /per second) captured this negative polarity cloud-to-ground lightning discharge at Launch Complex 41, Kennedy Space Center.

Read More

Dr. Carlos Mata & Dr. Dustin Hill Introduce SLS Products & Services in UAE

Sep 08, 2017

SLS' Dr. Carlos Mata and Dr. Dustin Hill visited Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week.  Carlos and Dustin worked directly with Tecon, the UAE’s largest supplier of electrical products and services, to introduce SLS’s state-of-the-art Jupiter line of lightning monitoring products as well as consulting services to various municipality, civil, military,…

Read More

SLS Deploys Jupiter TMS to Monitor First Minotaur IV Launch

Aug 26, 2017

Orbital ATK, with the support of Space Florida, successfully launched a Minotaur IV rocket in the early morning hours of August 26, 2017 from SLC-46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS).  The Minotaur IV, the first launched from CCAFS, carried the U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft into orbit. 

Scientific Lightning Solutions, LLC (SLS) was asked…

Read More

Jupiter OLS Captures Multi-Ground Termination Lightning Strike

Aug 16, 2017

Multi-ground termination lightning strike at Kennedy Space Center, August 16, 2017. The SLS high-speed camera system was monitoring NASA’s TDRS-M payload at Launch Complex 41 (pictured).

Read More

We Are Lightning Experts

The SLS Team has many decades of lightning monitoring, lightning protection, and lightning testing experience. We apply state-of-the-art lightning research to engineering solutions.

Request Information

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Scientifically-Designed,
Mission-Proven Lightning Solutions

Lightning & Transient Monitoring

Lightning & Transient Monitoring

Custom, site-specifi c lightning and transient monitoring solutions.

 
Triggered Lightning Testing

Triggered Lightning Testing

Real lightning testing for your products.

 
Consulting

Consulting

Our expertise applied to your lightning-related problems.

 
Designs

Designs

Sophisticated lightning protection and electronics design.

 

Contact Our
Team of Experts

Do you have lightning-related questions or concerns? Leave us your contact information and a brief descriptive message and a member of our team of experts will respond promptly.

* Denotes a Required Field