SLS Deploys Jupiter TMS to Monitor First Minotaur IV Launch

SLS Deploys Jupiter TMS to Monitor First Minotaur IV Launch


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 by Space Florida to provide precision lightning and transient monitoring for the Minotaur IV rocket and ORS-5 payload in the weeks leading up to the launch.  SLS deployed a series of custom electromagnetic sensors and current measurements connected to a Jupiter Transient Monitoring Surveillance (TMS) system to accurately quantify any direct or indirect lightning effects on the vehicle or payload.  No harmful transients were detected by Jupiter TMS during the pre-flight preparations and the vehicle launched on schedule. 

SLS would like to congratulate the teams at Orbital ATK and Space Florida on a successful launch.  We look forward to working with you in the future. 

 

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