Mobile System for Control of a Remote Rocket-Launching Range

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-29778
Published April 01, 1999 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

The Wallops Flight Facility of the Goddard Space Flight Center has designed and built in-house a Mobile Range Control System (MRCS), which is a self-contained system to be deployed in support of rocket launches at remote ranges in cases in which termination of flight may be required for safety purposes. The MRCS includes data-acquisition subsystems, real-time data-computation subsystems, range-safety displays, command/destruct transmitters, and supporting communication subsystems, all together providing for remote range control.