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LCO Assistant

Primary Responsibility

Operate the Launch Control System

Reports to

Launch Control Officer:


Any adult volunteer with attention to detail who can perform the duties required

Job Description

Operate the Launch Control System under the direction of the LCO

Ensure that only the designated bank of pads is selected on the Launch Control System

Disable launch capability in the event of an emergency

Ensure that all banks of pads are de-selected except immediately before a launch

It is critical that the Launch Assist be extraordinarily careful to select the correct bank of pads and the correct pad for the rocket being launched. We do not want to accidently launch the wrong rocket. We especially do not want to accidently launch a rocket when there are people next to the rocket accidently launched.