The T-REX (Tracking Rocket EXperiments) project’s main goal is to track rocket launches. Why is this important? The pessimist answer would be failure analysis. Video footage is quintessential in determining what exactly went wrong.

But even if everything goes according to plan, footage is still vital. One can use it for flight analysis, triangulating the position of the rocket and also very importantly, as entertainment. Nearly all rocket launches nowadays are broadcasted live. Popular launches are viewed by millions of people. Igniting rockets ignites passion and curiosity in the viewers. However, to this day, the tracking of launches is mainly done by hand. T-REX aims to change this.