Complex 13 blockhouse
Complex 13 blockhouse Zoom

The Complex 13 blockhouse is the same style as the blockhouses at the active Complexes. It serves as the operations and communications center for the Complex, and houses all of the equipment necessary to control and monitor launch operations.

The blockhouse is a two-story dome built of two layers of poured reinforced concrete separated by a thick layer of sand. The blockhouse is occupied during launches and hazardous operations, as it is blastproof. Operations are viewed through periscopes and remotely by cameras. The ready room (the flat-roofed building jutting out to the left) is a non-hardened building that is never occupied during launches.

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