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Launch abort system at Baikonur

Launch abort system at Baikonur

Date: 13 March 2016
Satellite: ExoMars 2016
Location: Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Copyright: ESA

The red button on this unit is the Launch Abort Button, which can be used to halt a launch up to 3 seconds before liftoff.

At Baikonur, the Proton launch control team are located in a bunker, less than 1 km from the launch pad. This is also where the ExoMars 2016 launch campaign manager sat, ready to stop the launch if it was necessary.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jan-2022 07:26 UT

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