Range Safety and Telemetry System
Range Safety and Telemetry System (RSTS) is a GPS based, S-band telemetry receiving and UHF command destruct system, with two 5.4-meter telemetry and command destruct auto-tracking antennas. The system built by
HoneywellInternational. The system is capable of providing four redundant telemetry links and expanding for added telemetry link receiving.
The prime purpose of the RSTS is to provide the
range safetyand telemetry functions necessary to track and verify a safe rocket flight within prescribed boundaries or safely terminate an errant rocket.
One of the, operationally identical, RSTS systems is located at the
Kodiak Launch Center(KLC) in Alaskawith the second mobileunit at varying mission specific sites, such as off-axis locations. Either system can act in conjunction with each other or as a stand-alone unit.
The RSTS is similar in design to the Ballistic Missile Range Safety Technology (
BMRST) operated at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida."'
* [http://www.akaerospace.com/rsts.html RSTS Operating at KLC]
* [http://www.akaerospace.com/documents/PDF/KLC/KLC_Range_User%27s_Manual.pdf KLC Users Manual (11.7MB PDF)]
* [http://www.honeywell.com/sites/aero/Range-Safety.htm Honeywell Range Safety]
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