GOOSE for the monitoring of the launch of a rocket

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The launch is the most critical phase of a rocket flight - everything has to go perfectly. To achieve this goal, precise data on the position of the rocket and the exact trajectory are essential.

In the joint ESA and NASA GOOSE-Rocket project, the developers are preparing GOOSE for monitoring the correct trajectory during the rocket launch.

Goals of the project

  • Monitoring of the trajectory of a rocket at launch
  • Ensuring continuous tracking of satellites and continuous provision of the position through special loop filters
  • Realization of a special housing for the hardware that withstands vibrations and dissipates thermal energy to the rocket body