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# <a name="LV2 Launch Tower Computer (LTC)"></a> LV2 Launch Tower Computer (LTC)

The Launch Tower Computer is a PC104 stack just like the [[LV2 Flight Computer|FlightComputer]]. It's a MOPS520 board (a 133MHz AMD 586 board running Debian Linux with 64 MB SDRAM, a256MB CompactFlash card for a disk, and a built in Intel 82527 CAN controller) along with a PC Card carrier and a Lucent Orinoco 802.11b card.

The LTC acts as a simple wireless relay: the LTC gets commands over 802.11b ("wireless ethernet") from the Launch Control Computer (LCC) in the Launch Control Module (LCM) which is running the [[launchcontrol]] application. The point here is to get the LCM as far away from the launch tower as we want (for both safety and communications issues).

**_Missing: link to LTC software_**