The Launch Command is a the facility that controls one of the most valuable Strogg assets - their Black Hole Generator, which allows them to travel across the vastness of space and invade other worlds. Shutting it down is crucial to humanity's war effort.
The facility itself houses an enormous CPU core, with a large cooling installation. Shutting down the cooling would damage the CPU and allow access to the main control room. A little destruction there would put the Black Hole Generator out of commission for good.
Quick Level Completion
Differences from Easy to Normal
Differences from Normal to Hard / Hard+