The mission control is the our main control "room" from where all engine tests and launch campaigns are over looked and controlled.
Any mission is
led by the flight director who has radio contact with all involved parties to keep the mission on the rehearsed plan and to ensure the best safety and
scientific outcome. The mission control is also occupied by engineers and telecom-specialists.
When we tests large engines on ground outside HAB, we primarely have a mission control setup inside HAB, with live video feeds from the engine test site.
During a launch campaign at sea our mission control is placed on the high bridge on board a National Guard Vessel (Hjortø 903). Mission control and 903
has a joined task of ensuring the test area is cleared from non-approved ships, and to close the air space over the baltic sea.
UPLINK, SEA LAUNCH
UHF commands uplink 433MHz 64 bits for each command 8Watt transmit power, 10dB gain yagi antenna.
DOWNLINK, SEA LAUNCH
Video link receivers on 1240 and 2400 Mhz Using 10 and 14dB gain yagi antennas Data modem to PC Video 4 to 1 joiner, video distribution and video recording. Manual Antenna tracker will be installed for the 2011 flight.
- Green board
- Auto Sequence Start
- Abort/Stop rocket engine
- Spacecraft separation
- Spacecraft drogue
- Spacecraft main chutes
Photo: Thomas Pedersen
Photo: Thomas Djursing/ing.dk