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NASA recently constructed the infrastructure for Launch Complex 48 at the Kennedy Space Center. The facility is designed to be a multi-user complex to support launches of small and medium class vehicles. NASA contracted SLS to design a lightning protection system for…Read More
SLS worked with a.i. Solutions and NASA to deploy a Jupiter Transient Monitoring System (TMS) at SLC-3E at Vandenberg AFB. The system will provide continuous electromagnetic field and vehicle umbilical current monitoring for the upcoming Landsat 9 mission, a joint effort between NASA…Read More
SLS Receives Prestigious Edwin F. Connors Award for Technical Improvement by the Jacobs Space Exploration Group.
During late 2020, NASA's Space Launch System core stage was being prepared for a full-duration test firing "green run" at the Stennis Space Center. SLS was tasked by NASA and Jacobs to rapidly design, test, and deploy a lightning protection system for several…
You've heard the term "spider lightning"?
Well, turns out it's a real thing!
Dual termination stroke just to the east of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) captured by SLS' Jupiter OLS lightning surveillance systems.
SLS' Jupiter OLS high-speed video lightning surveillance systems captured numerous positive polarity cloud-to-ground discharges during the later portion of a severe thunderstorm in late July.
One of the events propagated towards ground, turned horizontal about 100 m above ground level, and then propagated for an estimated 3-4…Read More
SLS recently re-located one of our Jupiter OLS high-speed video lightning surveillance systems to monitor Blue Origin's Launch Complex 36 in support of a Space Force program to evaluate the performance of MERLIN, the Space Force's lightning detection system, for lightning strikes to tall structures. The Jupiter OLS systems provide the…Read More
SLS recently performed a lightning protection inspection for a polymer manufacturing plant in North Carolina. SLS engineers conducted a thorough visual inspection of the LPS and performed a series of bonding and loop resistance measurements to verify the integrity of the system. Further, SLS helped the customer locate and diagnose grounding issues that contributed to unplanned power interruptions…Read More
Over the past several years, SLS has worked with several prominent international mining companies to perform lightning risk assessments, per IEC-62305, to quantify lightning-related risk to personnel performing specific tasks at the mines. After realizing the productivity benefits stemming from prior risk assessment results, SLS was recently approached by a customer to execute a mine-wide lightning…Read More
This past weekend, SLS' Jupiter OLS high-speed video lightning surveillance systems imaged a multi-stroke flash that terminated on the edge of the "crawlerway" which connects NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Complex 39A/B. The flash struck about 150ft from the camera. The first several strokes attached to a metal anchoring rod for the wooden barriers on the crawlerway. The last stroke…Read More
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