Rocketdyne Operations Support Center
Rocketdyne

ROSC

Rocketdyne Operations Support Center

Engineers at the Rocketdyne Operations Support Center (ROSC) in Canoga Park remotely monitored the Space Shuttle Main Engines during all 135 space shuttle launches and for the first eight and a half minutes of every shuttle flight, checking pressures, temperatures, and other readouts until the shuttle reached orbit. If something went wrong, Rocketdyne staff could provide recommendations to launch control in Florida or Mission Control in Houston.