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Orion Launch Abort

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:08 pm
by air.command
Found a good picture of the launch abort tower sitting above the Orion spacecraft. It's much bigger than I thought.

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Image from spaceflightnow.com.

Re: Orion Launch Abort

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:29 am
by strud

Re: Orion Launch Abort

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 am
by OverTheTop
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.
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The one they tested had an even larger rear fairing for the flight test.

Re: Orion Launch Abort

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:36 am
by str8up
Hey Lach, Time for an "up" scale.