>> Sailboat stops Antares rocket launch


Oct 2017: The launch of fresh supplies to the International Space Station was delayed due to a sailing ship entering the downward range of the rocket trajectory.

Boats violating restricted rocket safety zones periodically cause launch delays”.

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility issued a notice to mariners prior to the launch attempt, but this went unnoticed or unheeded by the vessel.

Vesper Marine’s Guardian solution is now used to protect launches by a space company.  Guardian sends automated alerts to vessels prior to the launch, ensuring they receive notifications directly to their navigation systems.