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date: 13 October 2019

abort sensing and implementation system (ASIS) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Space Exploration
Author(s):
Stephen O'MearaStephen O'Meara, E. Julius DaschE. Julius Dasch

The automatic detection system added to the *Atlas rocket in 1959 to create near-perfect reliability for crewed space flights. ASIS could sense and signal an impending catastrophic failure and then activate the crew's escape plan prior to the failure. Before this addition, the Atlas rocket had only launched weapons.... ...

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