1 Beyond NASA Antares Project

Antares Rocket Launch recorded on 44 1 Beyond HD direct to disk recorders. Controlled by 61 1 Beyond Systems total

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The 1 Beyond ultra-reliable Event DDR and Storage design won the NASA contract to
supply the world’s largest HD-DDR event recorder.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), where the Antares Rocket launch will take place, is equipped with 44 DDR systems, two LTO tape libraries and NAS storage, all supplied by 1 Beyond. These systems are being used to record the launch from 40 different camera angles in High Definition, with real-time playback during the record. This visual monitoring allows mission control to review for any anomalies during pre-launch and are capable of recording the entire 36-hour count-down sequence prior to launch.

NASA DDR Event Recorder Project Overview:

  • Record up to 44 HD Cameras simultaneously frame synchronized 
  • Choice to select from several record video formats 
  • Record countdown continuously for up to 36 hrs 
  • Quickly select and playback any 10 cameras at any speed without stopping record 
  • Access video for playback, editing immediately after Launch 
  • Move all recorded video to a Storage Area Network (SAN) 
  • Be ready to record again in 24 hours 
  • Dual 24 tape LTO-5 LTFS Library archive capability added
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The Antares Rocket was successfuly launched on April 21, 2013 and again on September 18, 2013. Both of these missions where tests of the rocket and payload. The Antares Rocket is slated to launch again on December 15, 2013 for the first First Cygnus Cargo Resupply Mission to the International Space Station.

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Rony Sebok with the Installed 1 Beyond DDR systems. Points of interest: Main DDR Systems include: 6 Racks: 44 DDRs, 10 Players, 144TBs EzHDSAN Shared Storage and 2 LTO5 LTFS 24 tape Robotic Libraries.

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Rony at the 1 Beyond Control Console during final checkout. Points of interest: The 3 monitors on the upper left show the Launch Camera inputs live. The upper right monitor is the 10 camera review / playback monitor. These videos feeds are also piped upstairs to the Launch / Rocket Control Center (RCC) shown below

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NASA Wallops Island Rocket Control Center. Points of interest: All eyes are looking forward and the excitement is focused on the Large Video Screens during the test launch. The local views are piped up to the control room from the 1 Beyond systems one floor below.

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