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SLS Completes 3 Year MERLIN Evaluation for Space Force

Jan 31, 2023

SLS recently completed a three year performance evaluation of MERLIN (Mesoscale Eastern Range Lightning Information Network) for the US Space Force and 45th Weather Squadron at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Over the three year period, SLS' ground-truth lightning data network collected more than 200 direct lightning strokes to tall structures and more than 6000 strokes that terminated…

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Join Us At SPACECOM

Jan 31, 2023

SLS is registered for SpaceCom | Space Congress 2023. SpaceCom is the Global Commercial Space Conference & Expo which powers and cultivates the entire space ecosystem, helping space businesses thrive and creating new ways to better our planet & humankind.

SpaceCom | Space Congress is a part of the newly announced Commercial Space Week which includes Space Mobility, an inaugural event produced…

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Jupiter OLS Captures Direct Lightning Strike at SLC-41

Jan 31, 2023

A direct lightning strike to the roof of the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at SLC-41, Kennedy Space Center. The strike was captured by one of SLS' Jupiter OLS monitoring systems. SLC-41 is operated by United Launch Alliance (ULA) to support orbital launches of the Atlas V vehicle.

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Lightning Evaluations Increase Safety, Productivity and Cost Savings

Jan 31, 2023

At SLS, we have 20+ years of experience performing lightning risk evaluations for various assets including manufacturing facilities, power plants, chemical storage facilities, and critical military/aerospace infrastructure.

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SLS Supports JPSS-2 Launch From Vandenberg SFB

Nov 21, 2022

SLS provided a Jupiter Transient Monitoring System (TMS) to monitor the JPSS-2 (Joint Polar Satellite System-2) spacecraft and Atlas V launch vehicle that successfully launched from SLC-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base last week.

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An Integral Role

Nov 18, 2022

The successful launch of Artemis I early this morning from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center was truly spectacular. SLS would like to congratulate our many colleagues and friends at NASA, Jacobs, and other contractors who brought this incredibly challenging engineering endeavor to reality.

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Jupiter TMS Transient Monitoring System

Nov 08, 2022

Lightning-related transient signals may compromise the integrity of your sensitive assets, and trust us, you want to avoid that! That's why we designed the Jupiter Transient Monitoring System (TMS).

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Lightning protection system for Launch Complex 46

Nov 08, 2022

Scientific Lightning Solutions specializes in lightning protection design for complex structures and unique assets. SLS designed a lightning protection system for the recently renovated Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Our experts performed detailed 3D rolling spheres and transient analyses to optimize the LPS design and minimize electromagnetic field coupling to the vehicle and payload.

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Fire Investigators of Florida 2022 Annual Training Conference

Nov 08, 2022

SLS' Dr. Carlos Mata will be providing a four-hour training session at the Fire Investigators of Florida 2022 Annual Training Conference from 8am - 12pm on Thursday, November 10th at the Hardrock Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL. The Fire Investigators of Florida are the 9th Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)

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The Importance Of Grounding Systems Inspections

Nov 08, 2022

Over time, grounding systems at industrial and power generation facilities can become compromised due to environmental effects, heavy equipment damage, new construction additions, and other factors. It is important to perform periodic inspections and measurements on the grounding system to verify the system has not been degraded and is capable of safely dissipating lightning currents.

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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.

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