command destruct

command destruct

[kə′mand di′strəkt]
(control systems)
A command control system that destroys a flightborne test rocket or a guided missile, actuated by the safety officer whenever the vehicle's performance indicates a safety hazard.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Consisting of two fully redundant mobile systems providing range flight safety, command destruct, global-positioning-system trajectory and telemetry receiving, the range safety and telemetry system's prime purpose is to provide functions necessary to verify and track a rocket flight or safely terminate a wayward rocket.
It's called the command destruct antennae, and it gives him the ability to blow up the rocket if it becomes a danger to the public.
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