SLS designed and deployed a state-of-the-art lightning monitoring system for the NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) to provide precision lightning detection, location, and characterization for the upcoming Parker Solar Probe mission, scheduled for launch on August 4th, 2018 from Delta Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission will launch during the peak of lightning…Read More
SLS engineers recently installed two Jupiter OLS system to provide precision lightning monitoring for the B-2 Rocket Engine Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. During the installation, a test firing of the Aerojet-Rocketdyne RS-68 engine was scheduled. The RS-68 is used to power the core stage of the Delta IV family of orbital vehicles. Our team had the excitement of watching the engine test…Read More
Florida’s summer lightning season got an early start this year as strong, fast-moving thunderstorms rolled across the east coast earlier this week. During the afternoon hours of April 23, 2018, a Jupiter OLS system at Kennedy Space Center imaged multiple negative-polarity lightning flashes striking ground in close proximity to Launch Complex 41, where the Atlas series of vehicles are launched.Read More
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
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
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