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EDS has been present on all Atlas launches for a while now.

Incorrect.  I suspect you may be confusing this with the Fault Termination System (FTS) that destructs the stack if a problem.  EDS is not complete and will fly on OFT for the first time, but disabled.
It will fly on OFT enabled, but without command authority to activate the escape system.

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EDS has been present on all Atlas launches for a while now.

Incorrect.  I suspect you may be confusing this with the Fault Termination System (FTS) that destructs the stack if a problem.  EDS is not complete and will fly on OFT for the first time, but disabled.
It will fly on OFT enabled, but without command authority to activate the escape system.

yeah I could have phrased that better.  EDS will be running but the launch abort system (LAS) will be disabled.

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