Orion Launch Abort

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Orion Launch Abort

Postby air.command » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Found a good picture of the launch abort tower sitting above the Orion spacecraft. It's much bigger than I thought.

Image from spaceflightnow.com.
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Re: Orion Launch Abort

Postby strud » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:29 am

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Re: Orion Launch Abort

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 am

Yep, big. Here is a pic from last year. It looks like an engineering test article of some sort, but then used for a public display.

The one they tested had an even larger rear fairing for the flight test.
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Re: Orion Launch Abort

Postby str8up » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:36 am

Hey Lach, Time for an "up" scale.

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