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From your question, I think you're describing an otherwise nominal mission where the launch escape system just doesn't seperate, but the booster is able to keep flying and put the spacecraft into orbit. There are two systems which could have failed: the bolts holding the launch tower and BPC in place the jettison motor to remove the tower + BPC From the ...


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Summary: There was no alternative to the launch escape system; it relied on redundancy and testing. But there were two ways to detach the LES. There were two different mechanisms to separate the LES from the command module. During a normal flight, the frangible nuts connecting the legs of the LES to the CM would be detonated. During an emergency escape, ...


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