Sunday, April 3, 2011

Eyes on the skies: Eastern Range tracks every launch.

The Jonathan Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex, north of West Palm Beach, is operated by Computer Services Raytheon. (William Laakkonen, Martin County Amateur Radio Association)

During the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-133. The launch countdown was put on hold and then realeased at the last possible second. The hold was caused by a computer outage from the Eastern Range. I never new what the Eastern Range did or what it was until today when I found this article on Florida Today. The Eastern Range tracks every launch from KSC and CAFS. I'm sure they can't talk about everything they do there but here is a glimps into the Estern Range. Enjoy

Eyes on the skies: Eastern Range

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